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With the announcement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's passing, Democratic candidates have seen record levels of fundraising donations. According to ActBlue, in less than 72 hours, over $100 million has been donated by Americans for who RBG's death is a reminder of one of the many things at stake this coming November.

According to Bloomberg, the money brought in since late on Friday, saw a record jump on Saturday when ActBlue reported $70.6 million in donations to candidates. To put that into perspective, up until Saturday, the Democratic donation site ActBlue was averaging about $15.7 million per day in fundraising. The New York Times reported that fundraising records for ActBlue were broken in the hours after RBG's death was announced, averaging around $100,000 per minute into the evening.

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Fox News analyst Chris Stirewalt

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Fox News politics editor Chris Stirewalt on Tuesday called the hundreds of millions of dollars spent by Donald Trump's reelection campaign "jaw-dropping."

Stirewalt said that news that Trump had squandered $800 million of the $1.1 billion in donations the campaign has accumulated was akin to putting the money "into this wood chipper."

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