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Coronavirus makes it harder for campaigns to ask for money

Tough financial times for everyone will likely take a toll on candidate's budgets for the 2020 presidential election. Tough financial times for everyone will likely take a toll on candidate's budgets for the 2020 presidential election. | 

Updated: March 29, 2020 09:48 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) - White House candidates aren't usually bashful about asking for money. But as the coronavirus pandemic upends life across the United States, President Donald Trump and his likely Democratic rival, Joe Biden, suddenly find themselves navigating perilous terrain.

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Both candidates are now competing with charities trying to raise money for pandemic relief. And with a recession potentially on the horizon, there's a question of whether donors remain in a giving mood.

It's a challenge as the two aim to stockpile the massive amounts of cash needed for a general election campaign.

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