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ActBlue donations spike as Ginsburg’s death fuels Democratic fundraising


Democrats wasted little time issuing fundraising pleas tied to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, fueling a record-breaking spike in donations on the ActBlue platform less than a day after her Friday death.

ActBlue’s fundraising tracker recorded a $30 million jump in contributions from about 9 p.m. Friday, shortly after her death was announced, to 9 a.m. Saturday, while setting a single-hour record of $6.3 million from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, the New York Times reported.

On Saturday, ActBlue notched $42 million in donations, breaking a one-day record set June 2 amid protests over the death of George Floyd, according to Politico.

Vote Save America, a project of Crooked Media that runs the Get Mitch or Die Trying Fund, said its war chest held more than $17 million as of Saturday evening, a five-fold increase from its $3.5 million total on Thursday.

Get Mitch Or Die Trying raises money for 13 Democratic Senate campaigns, including Theresa Greenfield, who’s challenging Sen. Joni Ernst, Iowa Republican.

Ms. Ernst apologized for sending out a fundraising email shortly after the justice’s death was announced, even as funds supporting Democratic Senate candidates, including Ms. Greenfield, were quick to call for

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