The Democratic National Committee is in tough shape heading into the 2018 midterms; with recent FEC filings revealing the party borrowed nearly $2 million in loans this February, just months before the nation heads to the polls.
Political infighting, Hillary Clinton’s attack on “white women,” and the party’s ongoing relationship with anti-Semitic leader Louis Farrakhan all translated into a dismal fundraising effort in February; raking in just $7 million while their GOP opponents raised nearly $13 million.
“I knew if I had money — first of all, if you have money, you have power, and if you have money, you have a seat at the table,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told Politico. “If you focus on the fundraising and you do well there, then you get a lot of credibility in a town that didn’t know who I was.”
The chairwoman has her sights firmly set on the 2018 midterms, saying “Their first midterm, they usually lose seats […] We understand that, and so we’ve been preparing for that all year.”
h/t Daily Caller
DNC CIVIL WAR: Democratic Party May DROP SUPERDELEGATES in 2020 Primaries
Following Donna Brazile’s bombshell revelation last year that Hillary Clinton effectively rigged the Democratic primary against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the DNC is now considering dropping superdelegates from their nomination process entirely, reports the Hill.
Democratic officials are struggling to right-the-ship following months of sagging poll numbers and liberal infighting over the future of the party; with the Rules and Bylaws Committee weighing whether they should abandon the use of superdelegates in the 2020 primaries.
The superdelegates -voting party members who are not required to follow a particular states’ choice during the nomination process- were a hot-button issue during Hillary Clinton’s primary battle against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Despite having a relatively close pledged delegate count, Clinton won 602 superdelegates compared with Sanders’ 48; enough to sway the primary process in Hillary’s favor.
“The committee is expected to agree on a proposal ahead of the next Democratic Party meeting, which will take place this summer or fall. The proposal will come up for a final vote at that meeting,” writes the Hill.
DEMOCRAT DISASTER: Dreamers PROTEST AT DNC Over Immigration Failure
DACA recipients and their supporters set their sights on the Democratic Party Monday morning, blocking the entrance to the Democratic National Committee after liberal lawmakers failed to find a solution for the nation’s ‘Dreamers.’
Dozens of activists stood outside the party’s headquarters; chanting slogans and chastising the Democratic Party for using undocumented immigrant youth as a “political pawn” but refusing to strike a deal with President Trump earlier this year.
“I am here today to tell Democrats that they are not my allies and I will continue to fight and show that that I will not collaborate with them until they do something for my community,” said one protester.
“If you won’t let us dream, we won’t let you sleep!” they chanted.
President Trump called-out the Democratic Party last week over their refusal to cooperate on finding a DACA solution, saying “For those of you who are still interested, the Democrats have totally forgotten about DACA. Not a lot of interest on this subject from them!”
Watch the fiery protest below:
h/t Daily Caller