Democrat Fundraising Crisis Continues Despite “Victories”

The Democrat fundraising crisis means Republicans are better prepared for 2018 despite the media’s assurance that they are imploding.

The media has covered the Democrat fundraising crisis before but the problem lingers on.

This exchange was from the beginning of June when “Resistance Summer” was just starting.

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The media’s previous alarms haven’t helped. Most telling is that, despite the media’s daily assurances that the Trump Administration is destroying itself and that Republicans are too, the GOP is still ahead in the lead-up to the 2018 races.

The Hill report, “DNC shake-up leaves Dems behind in fundraising.

Months of post-election malaise hamstrung the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) fundraising over the first six months of 2017, creating a serious money gap with Republicans and raising questions about Democrats’ ability to take advantage of opportunities in the 2018 midterm elections.

The DNC raised $38.2 million in the first half of the year, compared with the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) $75.4 million haul during that period — a $37.2 million difference. As of June 30, the RNC has almost $45 million in the bank, while the DNC has just under $7.5 million, along with $3 million in debt.

Many Democrats are frustrated by the sluggish fundraising pace, which comes even as President Trump’s sagging approval rating drives Democratic outrage across the country.

They’re also concerned about the implications of being financially outgunned ahead of a pivotal midterm election cycle, where Democrats will attempt to take the House while defending a number of Senate seats.

“We really should be kicking their asses,” one longtime Democratic donor said. “It shouldn’t even be close, considering all hell is breaking loose on their side.”

That last comment is reminiscent of Hillary Clinton wondering out loud about why she wasn’t fifty points ahead in the polls. It makes you wonder if what the media has been feeding us about the GOP is mostly their own wishful thinking.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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