Top fundraiser gone at DNC as fresh controversy throws party apparatus into turmoil

After only five months on the job, the Democratic National Committee’s top fundraiser has been dismissed.

In a Democratic Party leadership shake-up intended to energize fundraising, sources close to the matter told Politico that their party’s finance director Emily Mellencamp Smith has been officially released from her duties.

“We are grateful for Emily Mellencamp Smith’s work to help build a fundraising team that will raise the funds to win in 2017, 2018 and beyond. Emily is going back to consulting and helping elect Democrats in upcoming races, including staying on in a consulting role for the DNC at this time,” DNC press secretary Michael Tyler said.

Ever since the surprising loss to Donald Trump last November, the DNC has struggled to raise funds from skeptical donors who have chosen instead to give more to specific candidates they support. And it’s no wonder, what with former chair Donna Brazile’s recent revelations that the fix was indeed in regarding Hillary Clinton’s victory over challenger Bernie Sanders in last year’s Democratic primary election.

Going into October, Federal Election Commission filings show only $7 million on hand for the struggling organization.

Total fundraising for the DNC from January through September of this year has only totaled $51 million, a far cry from the $104 million brought in by the Republican National Committee during the same time.

Mellencamp Smith has not responded to Politico’s request for comment.

Geraldo Rivera stuns Fox News viewers by revealing new scandal that is ‘end forever of Clinton era’

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE



Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Scott Morefield


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.


Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Latest Articles