Late last night, the already cash-strapped DNC disclosed it borrowed almost $2 MILLION to keep the lights on. Debt under DNC Chair Tom Perez has now ballooned to over $6 MILLION.
When confronted, Perez complains: “They’ve got a lot more rich donors than we do.”
First off, there are plenty of rich Democrats—they’re just not writing checks to the DNC. But RNC Chairwoman McDaniel outraises him among small-dollar donors, too. In addition to strong grassroots support for President Trump, McDaniel has made digital fundraising a top priority at the RNC. And the numbers back up her efforts:
POLITICO: The woman behind the RNC’s fundraising juggernaut. Ronna Romney McDaniel is smashing fundraising records for the Republican National Committee. … McDaniel has already raised more money than any other chair in any party at this point in the cycle, according to her staff. … What the RNC is doing with all its new cash is no secret: The party has exploded its field program to its largest ever (with about 300 permanent staffers already on the ground), expanded its data operations and funneled a chunk of its money toward special elections in the lead-up to November.