Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who is a Democrat running as an independent for president, has brought in more donors from past Donald Trump supporters than he has from those who used to support Joe Biden, according to a POLITICO analysis on Wednesday.
That may signal that Kennedy is able to draw more votes away from the Trump side than would seem intuitive, considering Kennedy is very liberal on many issues. Kennedy known for his environmental activism and his opposition to vaccine mandates, which puts him all over the map politically.
The POLITICO analysis of campaign finance records revealed that Kennedy has been able to attract donors who have not contributed to presidential campaigns during the last two elections, “suggesting he is activating people who have been turned off by what major parties have been offering.”
In fact, two-thirds Kennedy’s $10 million raised from large-dollar donors through Sept. 30 came from voters who did not make any federal donations during either the 2016 or 2020 election cycles, the news organization said.
It’s still too early to know who Kennedy threatens most — Trump or Biden — since Kennedy only declared as an independent on Oct. 9, more than a year before the presidential general election.
In other news related to the Kennedy campaign, a man was arrested twice last week after trying to break into Kennedy’s home in Los Angeles. Kennedy was home at the time of both attempts. President Joe Biden has refused to allow Kennedy to have Secret Service protection, even though his father and uncle were politically assassinated in the 1960s.