DNC chair Tom Perez sends urgent email, warns Party faces ‘greatest challenge yet’ for 2020

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez warned of the “greatest challenge” for Democrats in a memo to supporters declaring that President Donald Trump is “entirely unfit” to serve another term.

In a fundraising memo, the Party chairman turned the focus on the goal for 2020, noting that “the DNC is the only official organization that is working to defeat Donald Trump every day from now until Election Day in 2020,” the Washington Examiner reported.

With their eyes set on raising funds to help whoever may be the 2020 Democratic nominee, Perez and the Democratic National Committee are admittedly facing a huge challenge.

“We face our greatest challenge yet: taking back the White House — and if this week’s shutdown has shown us anything, it’s that Trump is entirely unfit to serve another term as president,” Perez wrote.

And that challenge is no small thing as Perez noted how Trump currently has Democrats at a disadvantage.

“Donald Trump already has years of campaigning under his belt and $100 million in the bank,” Perez wrote. In fact, Trump, who has been actively fundraising, also has had a reelection team in place for a year now, according to the Washington Examiner.

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“It’s our job to build a strong, strategic party infrastructure that will give our Democratic nominee the best shot at taking him on and winning back the White House,” Perez continued.

“Be one of 496 supporters from Washington to make a $3 contribution,” the Party chair’s note urged. “We’re counting on you to help build the infrastructure to put a Democrat in the White House and to help Democrats win across the board in 2020.”

“We took back the House this year, now we have to take back the White House in 2020. It’s going to take a strong party and unprecedented organizing work to defeat Donald Trump,” Perez concluded.

An “unprecedented” number of Democrats are vying for the nomination to take on Trump in 2020, according to the Examiner which noted a review of potential contenders revealed “up to 45 candidates could mount a serious bid” against Trump.

At the front of those top contenders are 76-year-old former Vice President Joe Biden and 77-year-old Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. Potential rivals could include Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as well as Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California. Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, and Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota are also making the lists as is Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who lost his bid against Republican incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz in November.

Democrats are right to worry about Trump’s head start as even his staunchest critics find it hard to argue with his popularity with supporters even while being slammed by the left as the worst president in U.S. history. A recent Gallup report revealed that Trump has enjoyed more stable ratings than any president in recent memory.

Meanwhile, Perez is facing backlash amid a fierce internal battle in the Democratic Party and state party leaders on the process of using voter data to get out the vote.


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