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Booker, in thinly veiled Warren dig, touts there’s ‘no bigger policy wonk nerd in this race than me’

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren is known as the candidate with the plans, but Senate colleague and presidential nomination rival Sen. Cory Booker begs to differ.

“There’s no bigger policy wonk nerd in this race than me. Anybody who knows me in the Senate, that’s my forte,” Booker, D-N.J., highlighted Monday in an interview with Fox News and NHTalkRadio.com.

Booker, who was interviewed aboard his campaign’s New Hampshire RV, emphasized that “there’s been 170-180 plans put out by every candidate. We’re all putting out plans. I love mine. I think in so many cases my plans are better. Heck, we are the only people to put out a plan on child poverty. How can that be?”

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And, he indirectly took aim at Warren, D-Mass., who’s soared in recent months to a tie with former Vice President Joe Biden for the top spot in the 2020 primary race.

“I stand with Elizabeth Warren. I think ‘Medicare-for-all’ is the best way to do it. But, I also actually believe that it’s going to be a process to get there,” Booker noted. “We can’t be in a situation where we’re just talking away insurance from folks.”

Warren has been a major supporter of the “Medicare-for-all” plan introduced in the Senate by 2020 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. The government-run plan, if enacted, would eliminate private insurance.

Booker, spotlighting his pragmatism, added, “I will not be one of those folks on the stage that’s so rigid to say, ‘It’s my way or the highway and I’m going to sacrifice progress for purity. I’m going to let perfect be the enemy of the good,’ when every American needs more good.”

Asked if some of his nomination rivals were too rigid, Booker answered, “that’s what voters are going to have to decide.”

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Warren came under repeated attack at last week’s fourth-round primary debate over her refusal to discuss whether taxes would go up for middle-class Americans to implement her proposal for a government-run “Medicare-for-all” plan. She announced Sunday that she would soon reveal how the country would pay for it if she were president.

Booker has built up a formidable team in New Hampshire and Iowa, the first two states to vote in the caucus and primary calendar. Analysts have called him a skilled retail campaigner and arguably the best orator in the record-setting field of presidential contenders. But, he’s yet to pop in the polls or have many viral moments.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey speaking with Fox News and NHTalkRadio.com aboard his campaign RV on the road from Peterborough to Keene, N.H., on Monday. (Fox News)

However, with three and a half months to go until the voting begins, that’s fine with Booker.

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“The people that usually win are the people who peak in January, February, not people who are winning in the summer or winning in the fall. We’ve just got to continue doing the work,” he noted.

And, pointing to one-time longshots who ended up winning the nomination and eventually the White House, he said, “the more people who hear my message, the more [success] and momentum we’re getting and I’m hoping that continues to rise. And, by the time we’re in next year, I hope we’ll do what Bill Clinton, the comeback kid, or Jimmy Carter – who won New Hampshire – I’ll follow in their footsteps.”

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Booker, in thinly veiled Warren dig, touts there’s ‘no bigger policy wonk nerd in this race than me’

PETERBOROUGH, N.H. – Sen. Elizabeth Warren is known as the candidate with the plans, but Senate colleague and presidential nomination rival Sen. Cory Booker begs to differ.

“There’s no bigger policy wonk nerd in this race than me. Anybody who knows me in the Senate, that’s my forte,” Booker, D-N.J., highlighted Monday in an interview with Fox News and NHTalkRadio.com.

Booker, who was interviewed aboard his campaign’s New Hampshire RV, emphasized that “there’s been 170-180 plans put out by every candidate. We’re all putting out plans. I love mine. I think in so many cases my plans are better. Heck, we are the only people to put out a plan on child poverty. How can that be?”

WARREN SAYS SHE’LL UNVEIL HOW SHE’LL PAY FOR HER MEDICARE-FOR-ALL PLAN

And, he indirectly took aim at Warren, D-Mass., who’s soared in recent months to a tie with former Vice President Joe Biden for the top spot in the 2020 primary race.

“I stand with Elizabeth Warren. I think ‘Medicare-for-all’ is the best way to do it. But, I also actually believe that it’s going to be a process to get there,” Booker noted. “We can’t be in a situation where we’re just talking away insurance from folks.”

Warren has been a major supporter of the “Medicare-for-all” plan introduced in the Senate by 2020 rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. The government-run plan, if enacted, would eliminate private insurance.

Booker, spotlighting his pragmatism, added, “I will not be one of those folks on the stage that’s so rigid to say, ‘It’s my way or the highway and I’m going to sacrifice progress for purity. I’m going to let perfect be the enemy of the good,’ when every American needs more good.”

Asked if some of his nomination rivals were too rigid, Booker answered, “that’s what voters are going to have to decide.”

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Warren came under repeated attack at last week’s fourth-round primary debate over her refusal to discuss whether taxes would go up for middle-class Americans to implement her proposal for a government-run “Medicare-for-all” plan. She announced Sunday that she would soon reveal how the country would pay for it if she were president.

Booker has built up a formidable team in New Hampshire and Iowa, the first two states to vote in the caucus and primary calendar. Analysts have called him a skilled retail campaigner and arguably the best orator in the record-setting field of presidential contenders. But, he’s yet to pop in the polls or have many viral moments.

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey speaking with Fox News and NHTalkRadio.com aboard his campaign RV on the road from Peterborough to Keene, N.H., on Monday. (Fox News)

However, with three and a half months to go until the voting begins, that’s fine with Booker.

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“The people that usually win are the people who peak in January, February, not people who are winning in the summer or winning in the fall. We’ve just got to continue doing the work,” he noted.

And, pointing to one-time longshots who ended up winning the nomination and eventually the White House, he said, “the more people who hear my message, the more [success] and momentum we’re getting and I’m hoping that continues to rise. And, by the time we’re in next year, I hope we’ll do what Bill Clinton, the comeback kid, or Jimmy Carter – who won New Hampshire – I’ll follow in their footsteps.”

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Beto O’Rourke to MSNBC: Trump’s rhetoric ‘perhaps inspired by Goebbels’

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President Trump‘s dishonest political rhetoric may have been inspired by Adolf Hitler’s notorious propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke said in a bold claim during a Sunday TV interview.

O’Rourke made the remarks on MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation.”

“President Trump, perhaps inspired by Goebbels and the propagandists of the Third Reich, seems to employ this tactic that the bigger the lie, the more obscene the injustice, the more dizzying the pace of this bizarre behavior, the less likely we are to be able to do something about it,” he said.

“I’m so grateful that not only is the House moving forward with impeachment, but… It’s a good sign that he was caught, that he was stopped — that he can no longer normalize the behavior that we’ve seen so far.”

“Did I hear you correctly say that perhaps [Trump] was influenced by Goebbels and the Third Reich in terms of telling a big lie? I just want to make sure that’s what I heard you say,” Sharpton asked.

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“That’s right,” O’Rourke replied. “There is so much that is resonant of the Third Reich in this administration, whether it is attempting to ban all people of one religion and saying that Muslims are somehow inherently dangerous or defective or disqualified — outside of Nazi Germany, it’s hard for me to find another modern democracy that had the audacity to say something like this.

“And then, this idea from Goebbels and Hitler that the bigger the lie and the more often you repeat it, the more likely people are to believe it. That is Donald Trump to a T,” he added.

O’Rourke continued to bash Trump, saying the president has been sending out dog whistles of racism and hate.

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“The signal that he is sending is being picked up by Americans who are willing to work on that hatred and racism,” he said.

“We saw it brought home to us in El Paso… when someone repeating the president’s own words in his manifesto, opened fire on people in El Paso, Texas, killing 22 of them in a Walmart… So this is the cost and consequence of Donald Trump.”

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Warren says she’ll reveal plan to pay for ‘Medicare-for-all’ soon, amid fears of rising middle-class taxes

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Sunday that in the upcoming weeks she would detail how to pay for her proposal for a government-run “Medicare-for-all” plan.

The Massachusetts Democrat and White House candidate said at a town hall in Indianola, Iowa: “What I see … is that we need to talk about the cost, and I plan over the next few weeks to put out a plan that talks about specifically the cost of ‘Medicare-for-all,’ and specifically how we pay for it.”

Estimates place the 10-year cost of the “Medicare-for-all” plans at $32-34 trillion.

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She added about the universal health insurance plan: “This is something I’ve been working on for months and months, and it’s got just a little more work until it’s finished.”

Warren, whose status has risen in recent months, making her a presidential primary frontrunner, came under attack from her 2020 White House rivals at Tuesday night’s primary debate over her refusal to discuss whether taxes would go up for Americans to pay for her proposal.

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On Sunday at the town hall, she reiterated her promise that the financial burden of “Medicare-for-all” wouldn’t be on everyday Americans: “I will not sign a bill into law that does not reduce the cost of health care for middle-class families.”

After the town hall, she added: “The whole plan will be out; you’ll be able to look at it.”

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The intraparty battle over implementing “Medicare-for-all” versus strengthening the nation’s health-care law – known as the Affordable Care Act – has been a leading and divisive issue in the race for the presidential nomination.

“Every single person who is running for president of the United States on the Democratic side right now knows that families are getting crushed by the cost of health care,” Warren said during the town hall. “They also know that the cheapest possible way to make sure that everyone gets the health care they need is ‘Medicare-for-all,’ and that’s why I support ‘Medicare-for-all.'”

Fox News’ Tara Prindiville and Ben Florance contributed to this report.

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Chris Wallace challenges Pete Buttigieg on big-money donor, perception among African-American voters

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Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace challenged 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg this week about thousands of dollars in campaign contributions he received from a Chicago attorney who previously had tried to block the release of footage from Laquan McDonald’s 2014 police shooting.

Buttigieg’s campaign returned the money. Still, Wallace asked if the mayor’s ties to the donor, Steve Patton, will hurt his chances to make inroads with the black community.

“You were supposed to attend a big fundraiser in Chicago on Friday, and one of the hosts was the same city attorney who worked very hard to block [the] release of this video of police shooting Laquan McDonald,” Wallace said. “The lawyer backed out of the fundraiser. He also donated $5,600 to your campaign. Particularly at a time when African-Americans are trying to get to know you — isn’t that the kind of mistake… that you can’t afford to make?”

“This came to my attention in the morning and within an hour it had been taken care of,” Buttigieg replied. “The situation there, and justice and transparency for Laquan McDonald, is much more important to me than a campaign contribution, and we did the right thing as soon as it came to my attention.”

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A jury found former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke guilty of murder last year after he shot McDonald 16 times in a span of fewer than 30 seconds. This past January he was sentenced to 81 months in prison. Three of his fellow Chicago police officers were accused of trying to cover up the murder but were acquitted on all counts.

“Can you understand where people would say, ‘well this is a guy who wants our vote, but he was taking money and was attending a fundraiser being held by this city attorney?'” Wallace asked Buttigieg.

Buttigieg repeated himself and said the campaign “took care of it” before shifting the focus to President Trump.

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“And then we took care of it,” he repeated. “Look, I think the biggest question on voters’ minds is, ‘how is my life going to be different?’ Especially when that sun comes up that first day after Donald Trump is president.”

“The agenda that I’m putting forward — the issues that I want to tackle, I think will speak to black voters and to all voters who are seeking a better life in this country, and seeking to turn the page from the chaos and the corruption that we’re living under right now,” Buttigieg added.

Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report 

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Trump headlines Dallas rally as scrutiny over Ukraine intensifies

President Trump was headlining a campaign rally on friendly turf in Dallas on Thursday, just hours after Energy Secretary and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced he would soon step aside amid scrutiny from House Democrats conducting an impeachment inquiry.

The rally came at a critical time for Trump, whose dealings with the president of Ukraine have been the subject of a quickly unfolding impeachment inquiry run by House Democrats. Perry was subpoenaed earlier Thursday by House committees conducting the probe.

Republicans have raised concerns that they might take a historic beating in Texas in 2020, as more suburban voters have balked at the president. Trump carried the longtime Republican stronghold and its 38 Electoral College votes by only 9 points in 2016 — down from Mitt Romney’s 15-point win in 2012.

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And, Democrats have pointed to demographic trends as well as the fact that Republican Sen. Ted Cruz won reelection by just over 2 points last year as evidence that the second-most-populous state could soon be in play.

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The line to enter a campaign rally for President Trump forming outside the American Airlines Center on Thursday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

“I expect President Trump to win Texas by 5 percentage points, not 9 points this time,” Southern Methodist University political science professor Cal Jillson told Politico. “There are long-term demographic changes taking place in the state that eat into Republican support. The major cities like Austin, Houston and Dallas are already leaning blue. Plus, his Republican coalition has been destabilized by his own actions and conduct.”

At the same time, Trump’s campaign and the RNC have been raking in money, raising a record $125 million in the third quarter of this year. By comparison, former President Obama and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised just over $70 million in the third quarter of 2011 for his reelection campaign.

The RNC raised a record-setting $27.3 million just last month and had $59.2 million cash as of the end of August, amid the impeachment push against the president  — which has fueled GOP campaign contributions heading into the 2020 election.

This cycle, to date, the RNC has more than doubled the DNC’s fundraising efforts, according to the GOP, which also noted that the Democrats, as of last month, carried $7.3 million in debt.

The campaign continued to haul in cash Thursday. Trump began his trip at a fundraiser in Fort Worth that raised about $5.5 million for Trump Victory, a joint fundraising committee benefiting the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee. Looking to promote new jobs, Trump then toured the recently built Louis Vuitton plant in Alvarado with his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump.

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“I’ve seen that before,” Trump told his tour guides while pointing to one of the iconic bags set up on a table.

While Republicans largely have defended Trump, they have sounded alarms over his decision to pull U.S. troops out of northern Syria — a move that paved the way for Turkey to invade and assault the Kurds, who’d fought alongside the U.S. in its campaign against Islamic State militants.

Upon landing in Texas on Thursday, Trump credited his threat of sanctions on Turkey and the violence that has unfolded for the announcement of a cease-fire, though critics said Trump green-lit the incursion and put the Kurdish forces in danger by announcing a U.S. troop withdrawal.

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A sea of red hats as supporters of President Trump lined up to enter the campaign rally on Thursday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

Trump described the cease-fire as an “incredible outcome” that could not have occurred “unless you went somewhat unconventional.”

A White House meeting between Trump and congressional lawmakers to discuss the situation Wednesday devolved into an insult-fest, with the president calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., a “third-grade politician,” and Pelosi and other top Democrats storming out.

A senior aide for the Democrats told Fox News that Trump began the meeting, which ostensibly had been called by the White House, by remarking that “someone wanted this meeting so I agreed to it.” Trump also was said to have told Pelosi, “I hate ISIS more than you do,” prompting Pelosi to respond, “You don’t know that.”

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Trump and Pelosi continued to trade jabs after the meeting, with each accusing the other of having a meltdown.

As the Democrats walked out, Trump reportedly remarked, “I’ll see you at the polls.”

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Sanders accuses Biden of pushing insurance industry ‘talking points’ by slamming ‘Medicare-for-all’

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Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took aim Thursday at presidential nomination rival Joe Biden, accusing the former vice president of using insurance industry “talking points” to criticize Sanders’ plan to implement a government-run “Medicare-for-all” system.

“It is really sad that Joe Biden is using the talking points of the insurance industry to attack Medicare for All,” Sanders claimed in an email to supporters.

“Joe must know that we currently spend twice as much per capita on health care as the people of almost any other major country and that we pay, by far, the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs,” added the independent senator who’s making his second straight White House bid.

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Biden has opposed the “Medicare-for-all” plan championed by Sanders and supported by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts – a co-front-runner with Biden right now in the Democrats’ primary race. The Senate bill – which Sanders authored – would eliminate private insurance. Biden, instead, has been pushing for a public option to strengthen and supplement the national health-care law better known as ObamaCare.

At Tuesday’s fourth-round presidential primary debate, Biden once again criticized “Medicare-for-all,” taking aim at its price tag.

“The plan is going to cost at least $30 trillion over 10 years. That is more on a yearly basis than the entire federal budget,” he emphasized.

He also argued that the costs would be passed on to average Americans.

“If a fireman and a schoolteacher are making $100,000 a year, their taxes are going to go up about $10,000,” Biden noted. “That is more than they will possibly save on this health-care plan.”

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Responding, Sanders indirectly accused Biden of failing to stand up to the health-care industry.

“I will tell you what the issue is here. The issue is whether the Democratic Party has the guts to stand up to the health-care industry, which made $100 billion in profit, whether we have the guts to stand up to the corrupt, price-fixing pharmaceutical industry, which is charging us the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs,” he stressed.

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“If we don’t have the guts to do that, if all we can do is take their money, we should be ashamed of ourselves,” Sanders added.

Speaking to reporters Wednesday in Ohio, Biden returned fire, saying, “Bernie doesn’t pay for half his plan.”

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And, taking aim at both Sanders and Warren – who unlike Sanders has refused to acknowledge that middle-class taxes would rise to pay for “Medicare-for-all” – Biden said, “look, the last thing the Democrats should be doing is playing (President) Trump’s game and trying to con the American people to think this is easy. There’s nothing easy about it.”

The intra-party battle over implementing “Medicare-for-all” versus strengthening the nation’s health-care law – known as the Affordable Care Act – has been a leading and divisive issue in the race for the presidential nomination.

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Kamala Harris: Impeaching Trump ‘shouldn’t take very long’ because ‘we have a confession’

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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., on Sunday said the impeachment of President Trump “shouldn’t take very long” because she claimed he’s already confessed that he pressured Ukrainian leaders to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, a 2020 presidential rival.

While taking questions at a United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) candidate forum in Altoona, Iowa, the White House contender was asked by UFCW President Marc Perrone if she would prosecute Trump for impeachment.

“I’ve been calling for the impeachment of this president for a long time,” replied Harris, a former prosecutor in San Francisco. “And, based on everything I know, yes.”

She claimed Trump already has confessed to trying to using the power of his office to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Biden and his son Hunter, who previously was on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma Holdings.

“We have a confession. We have a coverup,” Harris said, referring to reports alleging that White House lawyers moved the transcript of Trump’s phone call with Zelensky from the computer system where they’re normally kept to a more secure system.

Trump, on the contrary, repeatedly has denied doing anything wrong. He called his phone call with Zelensky “perfect.”

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Harris continued, “When people say, ‘how long do you think this impeachment process is going to be?’ It shouldn’t take very long, because, I mean, he did it out in the open.”

Support among congressional Democrats for Trump’s impeachment has grown since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., announced the start of a formal impeachment inquiry against Trump last month.

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Elizabeth Warren says she won’t hold ‘big dollar fundraisers’ no matter how much Trump raises in 2020

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has repeated her commitment to forgoing big-money fundraisers if she wins the Democratic nomination, no matter how much money President Trump pulls in from his supporters.

“I’m not going to go do the big-dollar fund-raisers. I’m just not going to do it,” Warren told CBS in an interview posted Tuesday. The 2020 hopeful said that her campaign was predicated on the notion “that we can build this together. And that’s exactly what we’re doing.”

CBS reporter Zak Hudak had asked Warren whether she could guarantee her supporters she wouldn’t utilize big-dollar fundraisers.

Warren claimed that without financial independence, candidates would continue serving wealthy interests after they were elected to office.

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“I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money,” Warren said. “Look, for me, this is pretty straightforward. Either you think democracy works and electing a president is all about going behind closed doors with bazillionaires and corporate executives and lobbyists and scooping up as much money as possible.

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“Or you think it’s about a grass-roots, let’s build this from the ground up.”

That answer appeared to represent a reversal for Warren after she expressed openness to big-dollar donors in a general election. Not doing so, she indicated, was “unilateral disarmament.”

“We’ll be up against a Republican machine that will be hell-bent on keeping the White House,” she told MSNBC in February. “They will have PACs and Super PACs and too many special interest groups to count, and we will do what is necessary to match them financially. That means investing — starting now — in each and every one of our state parties, and in our national party too.”

It’s unclear what was behind Warren’s apparent reversal but her comments came just days after her campaign announced it had raised $24.6 million from more than half a million individual donors in the third quarter of this year. That was substantially higher than the $15.2 million raised by former Vice President Joe Biden but slightly lower than the $25.3 million raised by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

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If Warren wins the Democratic nomination, she would likely face an incumbent candidate backed by a Republican Party that has recorded record-breaking fundraising numbers.

In the third quarter alone, the Republican National Committee and President Trump’s campaign raised $125 million. Within just 24 hours in September, those two entities raked in an eye-popping $5 million — an apparent backlash to the formal impeachment inquiry announced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. So far in 2019, those two organizations have raised $308 million.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Beto O’Rourke confronted by woman on illegal immigration, Second Amendment: ‘Hands off our guns’

A woman took 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke to task over illegal immigration and his push for the government to confiscate some guns, at a Phoenix town hall Sunday.

“Hands off our guns, Beto,” the woman said at The Churchill open-air food court. “You’re not getting our guns. The AR-15 is no more deadly than my Ruger .45.”

The woman referred to a statement O’Rourke made during the Democrats’ third primary debate on Sept. 12 when asked if he would support a mandatory buyback of assault-style weapons.

“Hell, yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore,” the former congressman from El Paso, Texas, said.

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His viral “hell yes’ statement prompted one woman to speak up at a Colorado campaign event later.

“Hell, no, you’re not,” Lauren Boebert told O’Rourke.

“Shame on him for coming to Colorado to expound upon our tragedies,” Boebert said at the time, reportedly referring to a 2012 shooting that killed 12 people and injured more than 50. “Those are our victims, and he came here to paint a picture for his own campaign trail and really, shame on you, sir, for doing that.”

On Sunday, the unidentified Arizona woman also took aim at O’Rourke’s stance on illegal immigration.

“I notice that you pander a lot to the illegal aliens and encouraging illegal immigration,” she said. The crowd started to boo, and O’Rourke told them to “let her speak.”

“We are a nation of laws, and I just think it’s a slap in the face to every legal immigrant who has waited and paid and played by the rules to immigrate to this country, and who have respected our country, our land, our citizens, our laws,” the woman continued, “and who have gone through the process.”

She continued, “To just say ‘everybody is welcome here, you all get free stuff and just come on over the border’ is, again, a slap in the face to every legal immigrant like my mother who has come here legally.”

The crowd started shouting at the woman before O’Rouke responded, taking the opportunity to address immigration rather than gun confiscation.

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“Listen, on this much we can agree: There should be a safe, legal, orderly, quick path to come here to join family, to work a job, to be able to go to school, to flee persecution or, in some countries, death,” he said. “I want to work with you to make sure our immigration and asylum laws achieve that purpose.”

“But, what is a slap in the face to my conscience and the best traditions of this country is taking kids from their parents and putting them in cages,” O’Rourke continued.

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“We in this country have lost the lives of seven children in our custody and in our care. There are tens of thousands waiting on the other side of the border in an Orwellian-named migrant protection protocol […] — vulnerable, penniless, frightened,” he said. “They’re being preyed upon [by] those who exploit [people] who have no defense left.”

O’Rourke added, “If immigration is a problem, it is the best possible problem this country could have. I want those asylum seekers here in this country. I want us to live according to our conscience, to our laws, to our commitments and to the best, boldest, brightest future we could possibly have.”

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He concluded, “Those immigrants pose no threat to you or me. Stop trafficking in these lies.”

Fox News’ Madeleine Rivera in Phoenix and Sam Dorman contributed to this report.

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