Still lacking a formal autopsy (like the RNC did after 2012), the DNC has finally announced a grand plan to rebuild its decimated state parties. And it’s, well… cute.
After 8 months of planning, the DNC has decided that a $10,000 monthly stipend (that begins 3 months from now) will fix the state parties that Democrats neglected during the Obama years.
Aside from the absurdity of the egalitarian distribution of the DNC’s limited resources, it’s worth noting that this “unprecedented investment” from Perez isn’t even new. When the DNC announced a $2,500 increase in monthly stipends in the 2016 cycle, the Ohio Democratic Chairman told USA Today: “I thought ‘that’s it, that’s the vision of how the DNC and state parties work together?’”
Meanwhile the RNC has been trouncing the DNC in fundraising this year and already has staff on the ground in key target states around the country.
DNC invests earlier in state parties, voter persuasion
The Washington Post
July 10, 2017
The Democratic National Committee, lagging its Republican rival in fundraising, is pouring what it has into new grassroots organizing for state parties. This week, the DNC is launching a State Partnership Program to deliver on what the new chairman, Tom Perez, ran on — brick-and-mortar rebuilding of local parties that shriveled in the Obama years.
“For too long, we poured our resources into races at the top of the ticket instead of organizing at the grass roots and building a deep bench of talent,” Perez said. “This unprecedented investment in our state parties is the first major step in our effort to get back to basics and rebuild the Democratic Party from the ground up.”
In October, the DNC will give a $10,000 monthly grant to each state party, running through the 2018 midterms — a one-third increase over its 2016 commitments, which came when the party’s presidential campaign was winning the money wars.
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