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Beto O'Rourke claims to have raised record $6.1 million in 24 hours but doesn't disclose number of individual contributors, or new donors. He also waited and wouldn't release on 2nd day of 2020 campaign for whatever reason. nbcnews.com/politics/2020-…
Former Obama bundler Louis Susman, senior advisor to Perella Weinberg Partners and Atlas Merchant Capital, coordinated with O'Rourke campaign to secure contributions from senior Democratic Party donors & donors in financial industry to set record cnbc.com/2019/03/14/for…
O'Rourke does his best cover of Bernie Sanders while at the same time ensuring he maintains safe distance from Sanders policies. Can't alienate those bundlers & top Democratic Party donors critical to powering your 2020 campaign launch.
Beto O'Rourke knew he needed to raise at least $5.9 million to beat Bernie Sanders. However, 2020 campaign couldn't raise too much more. Campaign settled on around $200,000 more—enough to set record & make headlines while not calling too much attention to identities of donors.
Here is Beto O'Rourke on Day 2 of his campaign. Asked if would release numbers on first day of fundraising, he said campaign was not ready.

Why wasn't O'Rourke "ready"? What had to be prepared for disclosure? Other campaigns released immediately. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
How much of Beto O'Rourke's $6.1 million record was made possible by contributions from individuals in oil/gas industry? He was #2 recipient in entire Congress in 2018 midterm.
This is what you will get if you're journalist who effectively scrutinizes & poses questions about Democrats and their 2020 campaign fundraising numbers—a liberal hack signaling to his tribe that they must rally to shut down this person.
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