DNC Fundraiser Troubles
Though the Democratic presidential candidates are breaking records, the DNC is struggling to raise money this year and the lack ensures that Democrats will do what they do best: blame each other.
DNC supporters say several factors have contributed to the shortfall. Among them, they say, are that the protracted race between Obama and Clinton has soaked up funds that would otherwise go the party committee; DNC Chairman Howard Dean’s commitment to his “50 State Strategy” has been costly; and that House and Senate Democrats have aggressively pitched donors on efforts to expand their congressional majorities.Whatever the cause, there is broad agreement that the DNC’s cash position will put significant pressure on the party’s nominee — probably Obama — to raise vast sums quickly for the national committee to compete with Republicans during the late spring and summer.
There’s good news for Republicans, too. According to the article, the DNC had only $4.4 million on hand at the end of April. The RNC has $40.6 million. Now if only we had a strategy on how to spend it.