Cory Booker says his campaign needs to raise $1.7 million in the next 10 days or he’s out

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According to a report from NBC News, a staff memo from the Cory Booker campaign says they need $1.7 million by Sept. 30 or the campaign is kaput.
Booker is No. 8 in national polls, below entrepreneur Andrew Yang, mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke.
He’s attracted $9.5 million in individual contributions.
Throughout Saturday, following the report, Booker’s campaign has made a full-court press emphasizing the number and asking for support.

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Sen. Cory Booker needs $1.7 million by Sept. 30.

If he doesn’t get it, he’s likely going to be out of the 2020 presidential campaign, according to a staff memo obtained by NBC News’ Alex Seitz-Wald.

“Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward,” campaign manager Addisu Demissie wrote in the memo. “The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race.”

Booker is No. 8 in national polls, below entrepreneur Andrew Yang, mayor Pete Buttigieg, and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke. Booker is presently polling at 2%.

Polls in early voting states reflect that voters are split among former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sen. Kamala Harris and Buttigieg claim high single-digit percentages, while the other 14 candidates haven’t cracked 2% in Iowa or New Hampshire.

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Per month on average, Booker attracted $1.5 million in campaign contributions from April to June this, according to Federal Election Commission data. So, getting a full $1.7 million in just ten days would be ostensibly tricky for the New Jersey senator.

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Drake has been named the No. 5 richest rapper in the world with a $150 million net worth — here’s a look at how he got there


Rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham has an estimated net worth of $150 million and was ranked No. 5 on Forbes list of richest rappers in 2019 — he’s also the youngest on the list by 10 years.
The “God’s Plan” artist has won Grammy awards for his music, but his business ventures span way beyond the recording studio.
He co-runs October’s Very Own — an umbrella company for his clothing line, record label, and radio station — is an ambassador for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and has quite the real estate portfolio.
He’s currently No. 3 on Forbes highest-paid acts in Hip Hop — raking in $75 million in 2019.
From his start as an actor on “Degrassi: The Next Generation” to his current status as a hip hop icon, here’s how Drake made his millions and what he’s been spending it all on since.

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Drake — a music artist who goes by his middle name — was named the No. 5 richest rapper of 2019 by Forbes.

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The rapper’s net worth is estimated to be $150 million.

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At 32 years old, Drake is the youngest on the list.

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From 2018 to 2019, Drake’s net worth grew by 50%, according to Forbes. And that’s thanks to way more than just his music.

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Drake told Forbes that he is always trying to get “better at things that make money.”

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While that “objective” of his does include reportedly making around $2 million per night on tour…

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US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

By Lisa Marie Pane and Stefanie Dazio | Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests.

But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting authorities who arrested 37-year-old Rodolfo Montoya, a cook at the Long Beach Marriott hotel, the next day and discovered the arsenal where he lived in a rundown motor home parked near industrial buildings.

In the weeks after three high-profile shootings in three states took the lives of more than two dozen people in one week in August, law enforcement authorities nationwide reported a spike in tips from concerned relatives, friends and co-workers about people who appear bent on carrying out the next mass shooting.

Some of those would-be shooters sent text messages to friends or posted on social media that they hoped to one-up previous mass shootings by killing more people.

The reasons for the increase in tips and heightened awareness of thwarted mass shootings vary, law enforcement officials said.

In some cases, it’s the so-called “contagion effect” in which intense media coverage of mass shootings leads to more people seeking to become copycat killers. In other cases, it’s a reflection of the general public being more aware of warning signs when a friend or relative or co-worker is in an emotional crisis — and more willing to tip off police.

On average, the Federal Bureau of Investigation receives about 22,000 tips about potential threats of violence weekly. That volume increased by about 15,000 following the high-profile shootings during the first week of August in Gilroy; El Paso, Texas; and Dayton, Ohio, that killed 34 people and wounded nearly 70.

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