Money Race For The White House

Jaime Harrison raises 57 million, and Dems are ahead

Candidate for Senate in South Carolina, Jaime Harrison, raised a record amount of 57 million dollars from July through September. This is newsworthy, particularly since he is running against Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a response from the Democrats to the GOP forcing through the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice. Graham is the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. In general, the Democrats are ahead in fundraising, but as we know, money does not always equal winning.

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I did the drawing above during my daily live broadcasts on Instagram TV, and HappsTV. I wanted to draw something about Jaime Harrison’s fundraising, but thought it should reflect the trend for the election in general. I gave Biden aviator glasses in hopes of distinguishing him, as he often wears them. I love drawing Kamala because she has so much energy! Trump has short pants, because he is a schoolyard bully. And Pence, well, flies seem to like him.

Below are some sketches I did beforehand, trying to narrow down the idea. I decided that donkeys and elephants as political symbols might be outdated.

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And this is a sketch I did that made me feel this approach is the best version!

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Visual journalist/writer for New Yorker, New York Times, CBS News, CNN. TED, SXSW speaker. Looking to change world w humor. lizadonnelly.com

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