Political money flows as both parties gear up for Supreme Court fight

The death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg set off a wave of political fundraising on Saturday, leading both Democrats and Republicans to ready tens of millions in spending ahead of the fight to replace the late Supreme Court justice.

Few political issues move people into their political corners more than a Supreme Court fight and less than 24 hours after Ginsburg's death at 87, it was clear that both parties were preparing for the November election to center on the possibility of President Donald Trump helping install a third Supreme Court justice.

Democratic money began flooding in shortly after Ginsburg's death was first announced.

ActBlue, the 16-year old group that provides Democrats with their primary online fundraising platform, said that the three biggest fundraising hours in their history happened on Friday night, with the 10 p.m. ET hour leading the way, followed by the 9 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET hours. In total, between 8 p.m. ET and midnight on Friday night, the group processed more than $20 million in donations.

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