Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz reminded supporters if the party hadn’t spent all its money getting President Obama and others elected in 2012, they’d be faced with President Mitt Romney in the White House and Rep. Allen West in Congress.
She told supporters the party is “in the red” after spending “every last penny” in November.
“The cardinal sin in politics and in campaigns is to sit on money,” Wasserman Schultz said according to Politico. “The road is littered with candidates who sat on money and lost, including the Republicans in 2012. We went into debt to win, to win the White House, to add seats in the Senate, pick up seats in the House, and they sat on millions of dollars to lose.”
“”Democrats are in the White House – but we are also in the red,”CNS News reported Wasserman Schultz said in an email to supporters.
According to CNS, Wasserman Schultz wrote:
If we had done things differently in 2012, we’d be looking at President Mitt Romney, Vice President Paul Ryan, Senator Todd Akin, and Rep. Allen West. But because we left it all out on the field, we’ve got President Obama, Vice President Biden, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Patrick Murphy, Sen. Claire McCaskill, and dozens of amazing Democrats in office across the country.