Today is Thursday, July 2, 2020. Let’s get caught up.
These non-virus headlines are in the news this morning: Joe Biden outpaced President Trump’s campaign in the latest fundraising reports; an appeals court has ruled that a tell-all book by Trump’s niece can be released; and at least 113 people have died in a landslide at a Myanmar mining site.
Read on for these stories, other top headlines, celebrity birthdays and more.
Biden tops Trump in June, 2nd-quarter cash; GOP still flush
Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden outpaced President Donald Trump’s campaign fundraising juggernaut in June and in the second quarter of this election year, continuing a stunning reversal of fortune from his threadbare primary campaign.
The joint GOP effort still has considerably more cash left to spend ahead of the Nov. 3 election, but Biden’s newfound fundraising muscle suggests Democrats will have the resources to finance a strong operation across a wide footprint of battleground states.
The former vice president’s spokesman said Tuesday night that Biden and the Democratic National Committee raised $141 million in June, bringing their second-quarter total to more than $282 million.
Republicans announced earlier Tuesday that Trump and the national GOP had raised $131 million in June and $266 million for the quarter. The president’s reelection effort still had nearly $300 million cash on hand at the end of June, the campaign said. Read the full story here: