Marketplace: Republican push to confirm Supreme Court justice creates fundraising windfall for Democrats

I spoke to Samantha Fields of NPR‘s Marketplace about the role of the Supreme Court vacancy and confirmation process in turbocharging Democratic fundraising in the home stretch.

[A]ccording to the most recent Federal Election Commission filings, between July and September, Democrats raised $1.5 billion through ActBlue, more than twice the amount Republicans raised through their fundraising site, WinRed.

Liam Donovan, a Republican lobbyist, said Democrats have been really successful lately at turning news headlines that rile up their base into fundraising dollars.

“Anger is a powerful thing in terms of translating into dollars,” Donovan said. “And that’s not what Republicans have right now.”

Read or listen to the full segment here.

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