The campaign to reelect President Trump is running the “most sophisticated, broad-based, and powerful campaign infrastructure in history,” according to its COO Michael Glassner. The campaign’s manager, Brad Parscale is a digital guru who will wage war for President Trump on the internet as he so successfully did in 2016. At WIRED, Issie Lapowsky reports on the campaign (abridged):
Before any well-known Democrats even began their White House bids, President Trump’s re-election team had spent more than $83 million on rallies, fundraising and other expenses associated with the thick of a heated race.
Mr. Trump set up his 2020 operation as he moved into the White House, the earliest start of any president in modern history. His three political committees raised more than $127 million between January 2017 and the end of last year, mostly from small donors, according to Federal Election Commission reports. But the PACs aren’t waiting for the general election to start spending, a Wall Street Journal analysis of FEC reports found.
The Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee together raised more than $75 million in the first quarter and had more than $80 million in the bank at the end of March, a person familiar with the matter said. The Trump team has spent the past several months adding employees at its Northern Virginia headquarters, communicating online with supporters and holding rallies in El Paso, Texas, and Grand Rapids, Mich.
“We are building the most sophisticated, broad-based, and powerful campaign infrastructure in history that will help power President Trump to re-election,” Michael Glassner, the campaign’s chief operating officer, said.
Read more here.