But Biden’s advertising advantage over Trump is more concerning for the president. Biden out-paced Trump more than 2-to-1 on the airwaves last week, according to the media tracking firm Advertising Analytics.

Preserve America officials have declined to name their donors, which will be revealed in campaign finance filings next month. But senior Republicans have said they expect the group to receive funding from Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and Home Depot co-founder Bernie Marcus.

Adelson, the Republican Party’s most prominent giver, has a long history of cutting seven- and eight-figure checks to super PACs in the closing months of elections. Adelson and his wife, Miriam, have given $50 million to Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC devoted to protecting the Republican majority in the upper congressional chamber. The couple also gave $20 million to a pro-Trump group during the final weeks of the 2016 campaign.

Preserve America is overseen by Chris LaCivita, a veteran Republican strategist who orchestrated the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth attack ad campaign against John Kerry in 2004. This year, the super PAC has aired a mix of commercials focusing on policing, national security, and the economy, each spotlighting testimonials from everyday people.

“Joe Biden won’t rebuild our economy, he’ll burn it down,” the Wisconsin man, Terry Nelson, says in the new ad.

The spot will begin running later this week in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. It will air for two weeks.

Preserve America has spent $68 million on TV commercials so far, with another $12 million on digital ads.

Republican donors decided to launch the new pro-Trump super PAC amid ongoing concerns about the principal organization supporting the president, America First Action.

Still, America First Action and its allied non-profit, America First

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We help you estimate the maximum amount that could end up in your bank account if another stimulus payment arrives.


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Could a second stimulus check happen before the Nov. 3 election, and if so, how much could you get if you qualify a new payment? Now that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have agreed to resume negotiations on another relief package, there’s still hope to squeeze in a coronavirus check before election day. 

House Democrats are looking to score a vote on a new relief proposal worth $2.4 trillion on Oct. 2. If it actually passes, the Senate could choose to pick it up, or, as was the case with the Heroes Act that the House passed in May, could do nothing.

The first stimulus check sent up to $1,200 per adult, but a second stimulus payment could be lower or higher, particularly if the qualifications for dependents are broadened or if your financial circumstances have changed since March (try CNET’s stimulus calculator for an estimate that’s specific to your situation). These new eligibility rules (among others) will shape the size of a potential payment.

Below, we’ve listed potential scenarios that could happen, and for a quick takeaway, check out the key facts to know about stimulus checks. This story is frequently updated.

You could get less than $1,200 — or maybe more

If another stimulus bill passes and you get an extra stimulus check, it’s likely that $1,200 will remain the maximum for individuals — that was in the last stimulus bill and two proposals. For most people, calculating the total amount requires them to know their adjusted gross income, or AGI.

That’s just the start. Family circumstances, like if you file