Every election cycle the Democratic Party proves why its members shouldn’t come within a hundred yards of a budget.
They got a head start this time around. It’s not even an election year and the Democratic National Committee’s balance sheet is already awash in red ink — $3.3 Million worth, according to its Federal Election Commission filings.
Politico chief investigative reporter Kenneth Vogel tweeted:
The DNC, still in rough financial shape, finished last month $3.3M in debt, per new @fec report. https://t.co/IOv38AdHTC
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 21, 2017
The Observer reported:
Democratic voters have so far refused to fill the fundraising void left by the party’s corporate and wealthy donors. Tom Perez is a painful reminder that the Democratic establishment has suppressed reforms that would prove to voters that the party is prioritizing their interests. Democratic leadership subverted pro-Sanders DNC chair candidate Congressman Keith Ellison’s candidacy, ignored demands to ban superdelegates, and failed to re-enact the ban on lobbyist and PAC donations that Debbie Wasserman Schultz lifted to enable Hillary Clinton to keep up with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ fundraising. Perez’s Unity Tour with Bernie Sanders backfired; he was met with boos at several of the tour’s stops and supporters showed up in favor of Sanders—not the DNC.
Across the aisle the difference was like night and day, or, in this case, red and blue. The Hill’s Lisa Hagen reported:
NEW: RNC raises $13.4 million in June, bringing its 2017 fundraising to $75.3 million https://t.co/MENQ6DJZoL
— Lisa Hagen (@LA_Hagen) July 19, 2017
It’s the most the RNC has raised in June of a non-presidential year. The committee now has $44.7 million in the bank
— Lisa Hagen (@LA_Hagen) July 19, 2017
And it’s not that June was a freak month for the Republican National Committee.
“Month after month, the RNC continues to break fundraising records, another testament to the overwhelming support this Republican administration continues to receive from Alaska to Alabama,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said, according to The Hill. “It has never been more evident that Republicans are united towards a common goal of making this country great again.”
And the financial data confirms the results of a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday, indicating that the Democratic Party can probably kiss any thoughts of taking over Congress in the 2018 midterm election goodbye.
People on social media blamed the DNC’s woes on off-kilter priorities — as well as lack of fiscal responsibility.
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You mean Red Baiting isn’t inspiring the base to donate to the DNC? A shame. Rigging primaries is expensive, after all.
— cblairnyc (@cblairnyc) July 21, 2017
I guess Trump-bashing isn’t all that lucrative – if they put the US first priority, the rest would take care of itself
— Jess Bowling (@JessBowling) July 21, 2017
Well we know they sux with Money.
— Tony Rodrigues (@TorpedoTony) July 21, 2017
2018 midterms is going to be just as bad for Dems as 2016 was. Money is pouring into Trump campaign and GOP https://t.co/BqaiZ8qF4b
— Mike Ruggiero (@vegasrug) July 21, 2017
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