National political reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence. I still believe in newspapers. matea.gold@washpost.com

Secrets of Clinton’s fundraising revealed

buenosairesherald.com — WASHINGTON - In the rush for big donations to pay for this week's Democratic convention, a party staffer reached out to Tennessee donor Roy Cockrum in May with a special offer: the chance to attend a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama. Cockrum, already a major Democratic contributor, was in.

Donald Trump says lots of protesters at the Democratic convention will vote for him

washingtonpost.com — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said a lot of protesters at the Democratic National Convention will vote for him during a speech in Roanoke on July 25. ( ) Donald Trump says lots of protesters at the Democratic convention will vote for him

DNC staffers disparaged top party fundraiser and Wasserman Schultz ally

washingtonpost.com — In the private sniping about big donors exposed in the Democratic National Committee emails released last week, no one came in for more disparagement than Stephen Bittel. The South Florida real estate developer, who is co-chair of the party's national finance committee, is portrayed as overbearing, abrasive -- and someone the staff sought to avoid.

About the leaked DNC emails, and how they reveal the inner workings of wooing big-money donors (w/video)

tampabay.com — In the rush for big donations to pay for this week's Democratic convention, a party staffer reached out to Tennessee donor Roy Cockrum in May with a special offer: the chance to attend a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama. Cockrum, already a major Democratic contributor, was in.

Leaked emails reveal inner workings of fundraising

nzherald.co.nz — By Matea Gold In the rush for big donations to pay for this week's Democratic convention, a party staffer contacted Tennessee donor Roy Cockrum in May with a special offer: the chance to attend a roundtable discussion with President Barack Obama. Cockrum, already a major Democratic contributor, was in.

Inside the Democratic Party’s scramble for big money

washingtonpost.com — In the rush for big donations to pay for this week's Democratic convention, a party staffer reached out to Tennessee donor Roy Cockrum in May with a special offer: the chance to attend a roundtable discussion with President Obama. Cockrum, already a major Democratic contributor, was in. He gave an additional $33,400.

Trump campaign says it raised $3.5 million in one day

washingtonpost.com — This week's dramatic Republican National Convention has helped unleash a gusher of cash for Donald Trump's presidential campaign, which said it raised $3.5 million in a 24-hour period. In a statement, the campaign noted that the total was reached as Indiana Gov. Mike Pence addressed the crowd Wednesday, crediting him with igniting "the passion of grassroots conservatives."

Trump reverses his opposition to super PACs and is now willing to headline events for a big-money group

washingtonpost.com — CLEVELAND--Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence have indicated that they are open to appearing at events for a super PAC seeking to raise at least $100 million, a reversal of Trump's staunch opposition to big-money groups throughout the GOP primaries.

Ted Cruz rebuffed by Adelsons after he refuses to endorse Donald Trump

washingtonpost.com — CLEVELAND - Sen. Ted Cruz infuriated a lot of Republicans i n the Quicken Loans Arena Wednesday night when he refused to endorse Donald Trump, but perhaps he will most regret offending two of them. Billionaires Sheldon and Miriam Adelson refused to let the senator from Texas enter their donor suite after his controversial address, according to a person familiar with the circumstances.

After writing off nearly $50 million in loans, Donald Trump entered July with $20 million in the bank

washingtonpost.com — Donald Trump had more money in his campaign coffers when July began than he has had at any point yet, starting the month with $20 million after he forgave nearly $50 million worth of loans he made to to finance his presidential bid, according to a new report filed Wednesday night with the Federal Election Commission.
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Cogent, timely distillation of what we know about Donald Trump and his ties to Russia, via @PostRoz:  http://wpo.st/HrMp1 


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