Just 78 days from the first ballots being available in the 2018 midterms, and the Democratic Party still finds itself in embarrassingly bad financial shape. Compare that to the RNC, which has raised more money at this point in a midterm cycle than any party committee – ever.
Accounting for debt, the RNC’s war chest heading into the midterms is over 15 TIMES that of the DNC.
Where We’re Spending: The RNC just beefed up our field program to a record 500 paid staffers across 27 states, including all battleground states with targeted Senate and House races. The RNC has committed to spending a quarter of a BILLION this cycle to defend our majorities.
But, but, but… haven’t Dems raised more if you factor in all of the party committees?! No.
Note: NRSC and DSCC figures as of April 30, since the DSCC has yet to file its report for May.
Worth Noting: During the month of May, the DNC received major fundraising help from Hillary Clinton, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Jason Kander – but still did terribly. Now that they’re relying on Hollywood celebrities for communications advice, maybe Democrats could use their next messaging meeting to beg for more cash?
The DNC and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout ahead of the midterm elections and 2020 presidential campaign https://t.co/kE3DHXRFW4— POLITICO (@politico) June 11, 2018