Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House candidates aren’t usually bashful about asking for money. But as the coronavirus pandemic upends life across the United States.
President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain. What used to be a routine request for political cash could now come across as tone-deaf. Both candidates are now competing with charities trying to raise money for pandemic relief. And with a recession potentially on the horizon, there’s a question of whether donors remain in a giving mood.
It’s a challenge as the two aim to stockpile the massive amounts of cash needed for a general election campaign.