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DNC Dominated by RNC in Fundraising Once Again

DNC Dominated by RNC in Fundraising Once Again

DNC only raised $3.8 million.

The RNC has continued its dominance over the DNC when it comes to fundraising in 2017. The Republicans managed to raise $10.2 million in July compared to the Democrats’ $3.8 million in July.

One would think with all the negative media coverage of President Donald Trump and the GOP in Congress not repealing Obamacare the RNC would be the ones in trouble.

Not only that, but the RNC has zero debt while the DNC has $3.4 million in debt. From The Hill:

The vast fundraising gap gels with recent trends — the GOP has substantially out-fundraised its rivals since the start of 2017.

The RNC raised $86.5 million through the first seven months of the year, while the DNC raised about $42 million. The GOP also has a huge advantage in cash on hand — $47.1 million to $6.9 million.

The Hill noted that the lack of funds “has frustrated Democrats, especially as liberals see a groundswell of enthusiasm in opposition to President Trump.” As I mentioned above, I would think the DNC would have no problem fundraising considering the media constantly has us believe that the country hates Trump and the GOP in Congress for not sticking to their campaign promises.

However, it seems that the DNC is still in denial like Hillary, who still insists she lost because of misogyny. Maybe the DNC should look in a mirror?

Last week, I blogged about an op-ed authored by Michael Whitney, who led fundraising for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) in the primaries. He mentioned that groups outside of the DNC have become major competition when it comes to fundraising. He said the DNC’s major problem came down to messaging, which brings in small-dollar donors:

You can set your watch to the worst of the DCCC’s fundraising tactics. In the early afternoon of the last day of every month, the committee sends a fundraising email to its list that screams “FINAL NOTICE” in its subject line and content. The effect is to shock people into opening the message out of fear that they’ve missed a payment or that they might have their power shut off.

Other DCCC emails cause messaging whiplash. In the week before the June special election in Georgia featuring Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff, the DCCC sent a fundraising email with the subject line “JON OSSOFF LOSES!” … followed by another email four hours later with the subject line “Ossoff DOMINATES!” Ossoff’s campaign used nearly identical tactics itself. Just two days before the election, it sent a fundraising email to supporters with the subject line, “Accept defeat. Jon Ossoff lost. It’s over.”

Now, this does not necessarily mean that Democrats overall have a fundraising problem. I included a portion that talked about how outside groups pose a problem:

The Daily Beast reported that the group Indivisible, comprised of former congressional staffers, managed to raise “over $40,000 on the Friday after the most recent ACA repeal effort failed.” The group raised $1 million in June.

Daily Kos, ActBlue, and Swing Left have also raised over $2 million, but have not announced how they will spend the money and on which candidates.

This causes a problem for the Democrats. These groups can throw the money at any candidate they want even if the national party decides against involvement

Will Democrats Fix the Problem?

Possibly. I found an article in The Washington Post that stated the Democrats may turn away from Trump and actually concentrate on the issues that got Trump elected:

Democrats, after analyzing their miserable 2016 showing, found voters didn’t know where the party stood on key economic issues. Starting now, they want to build an economic identity so that their candidates can run next year on something more than just opposition to President Trump. That continued Tuesday as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) unveiled the latest plank — proposed taxes and penalties on corporations that ship jobs overseas.

The pressure point, however, is crafting an agenda that balances the needs of energizing anti-Trump liberal activists without driving away centrist voters and Republicans disillusioned with the president and the lack of results coming from the GOP-led Congress.


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We may out-raise the DNC, but if the money goes to the GOPe, it’s money down a rathole.

We have an M1A1 Abrams tank, they have a beat up Soviet T-34.

Which would be great, but for the fact that our Abrams sits in the maintenance yard while their T-34 is blasting away at us unopposed.

Oh almost forgot…

Rag’s Reader Version: This was a metaphor. I am not actually endorsing the use of Abrams tanks against American civllians.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Fen. | August 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Note that the Democrats would love to use Abrams tanks against American civilians. It is their wet dream.

      Good to see you again Subotai. I use to read you regularly over at Belmont. Good sharp analysis. Some days I would check Belmont just to get your take on the latest issue.

      You were right on just about everything. How does it feel to be a modern Cassandra, your warnings of the approaching Doom falling on deaf ears?

      If you have a moment, my daughter is a big fan and would love to have an autograph. Something like “Best wishes Fen”. Yah we have the same nick, it’s complicated…

This is not surprising to me. I worked at a local Home Show here in Florida for the County Republican Party and people who stopped by our table expressed strong support for Trump and immense dislike for both national parties. But what even surprised me were the number of people who filled out Voter Registration Forms from Democrat to Republican. We are encountering more angrier democrats at their own party despite the fact that the Washington Republicans are pretty useless.

    dmi60ex in reply to natdj. | August 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    What the Republicans dont realize , if they dont get inline and Trumps keeps the economy going at 4 % , the masses may ask him to bolt and go third party.
    Frankly, If Anyone could get a third party That could pull 25 35 we could finally have some parties that have to Get their act in gear.

This is excellent news.

DieJustAsHappy | August 20, 2017 at 6:25 pm

This is why we get snookered. We fuss and complain about the GOP, yet fork over the cash and votes anyway. The politicians don’t play us. We allow ourselves to be played.

Perfectly logical, once you realize that Democrat fundraising is less asking for money and more extortion. i.e. Give us money or we will destroy your business.

Now that they no longer have the mechanism of extortion behind them, the victims no longer have to pay a ransom.

Well maybe if the Democrats Donors did not have to Pay For A Mercenary Army they could afford to kick in a few Extra 5 Spots

You mean Tommy the Commie and Koran Keith aren’t getting the job done?

Bitterlyclinging | August 21, 2017 at 7:10 am

The DNC not worried. CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood will pony up the money to keep its wholly owned and operated subsidiary operating flawlessly.
See Debbie Wasserman Schulz and the Awan clan saga.

I wonder how much this fundraising dearth has to do with the elevation of the cipher Tom Perez to the top post in the organization? And Keith Ellison to the deputy spot? Because both of these two were complete nothings within the larger DemocRat party. Ellison had some notoriety due to his Muslim religion, but Perez was a complete zero until his adherence to far-left politics got him noticed by Obumbler and made Labor secretary.

When you’ve got zero leadership at the top…

They don’t have the big money person like they used. Hill and Bill are going to stay low and rebuild their bank accounts. With out those two bringing in the money (sure mainly foreign donations) the DNC looses money to all of the fringe liberal groups that are begging for money. Every time you look around another lefty has their hand out on multiple sites begging for money for the resistance. The average Democrat who is smack in the middle next to the average Republican is banking their money until a legit candidate with a real platform shows up. If they don’t show, then it’s cruise ship time for that money.