RFK Jr. finds shocking fundraising momentum in Maine

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As issues stand, President Joe Biden is below no severe risk to lose the Democratic nomination in 2024.

However one in all his rivals is producing some fundraising momentum in Maine regardless of his longshot standing and fringe views. That’s Robert F. Kennedy Jr., whose marketing campaign raised simply over $23,000 from Maine between February and the tip of June, based on marketing campaign filings.

It was greater than every other presidential candidate in addition to Biden and former President Donald Trump throughout that interval. Maine was the second-smallest of the 30 states he has drawn probably the most cash from thus far. This can be extra a curiosity than an indication of main help, however it’s notable in relation to the remainder of the sector and for who it’s coming from.