Written by the Watertown Daily Times on June 21, 2020

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, R-Schuylerville, raised $150,000 in 48 hours as part of her “Trump Rally Money Bomb.”

The campaign donations promotion, which coincided with Rep. Stefanik’s presence at President Donald Trump’s campaign rally in Tulsa, Okla., on Saturday night, pledged to quadruple any donations made and then split the total with the Trump re-election campaign.

According to Maddie Anderson, campaign communications director for Rep. Stefanik’s re-election campaign, the average donation made during the fundraiser was $25.

Turnout for President Trump’s rally in Tulsa was just under 6,200 people, a spokesman for the city’s fire department said. That’s far fewer than the over 19,000-seat capacity at the BOK Center. The Trump campaign blamed “radical protesters” for blocking entrances and causing the cancellation of an earlier outdoor Trump speech, though there was little evidence the 100 or so protesters outside the arena had stopped anyone.

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