Senior White House aide Ivanka Trump and former President Barack Obama have been dueling on the campaign trail.
The Trump and Biden campaigns have both brought out their heavyweight surrogates this week as both sides push their supporters to vote in a tightening race.
First the two faced off in dueling events in Florida.
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Then, Ivanka flew to Texas and there she beat Obama at his own game — fundraising.
Since August, the president’s daughter has been on a whirlwind tour to encourage voters to choose Trump. She’s also been raising a “YUGE” amount for the Trump campaign — $35 million in donations so far and counting from her events.
And this week, she beat one of Obama’s biggest records. Ivanka broke a fundraising record set by Obama in 2014 in Austin, Texas. The White House aide raised $4.5 million at one event… shattering Obama’s previous record of $3.8 million in donations.
Statistics show the race is tightening, as expected. Although Democrats have cast more mail-in ballots than Republicans so far, but that advantage is narrowing as more Republicans vote in person.
Ivanka wrote on social media: “Great night in Austin shattering political fundraising records in the city – the excitement for @realDonaldTrump is ‘yuge’! Thank you to the Trump Victory team and @GOPChairwoman Ronna!”
Great night in Austin shattering political fundraising records in the city – the excitement for @realDonaldTrump is “yuge”!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) September 17, 2020
“Our donors were thrilled to hear directly from Ivanka Trump about the policies her father has delivered on and his vision for the next four years,” Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded.