The Democratic National Committee is prepared to shell out nearly $2 million to Hillary Clinton’s Onward Together organization for her coveted email list; signaling a further split between the Clintons and the DNC.
According to a bombshell report from the Intercept, desperate Democrats believe the former candidate’s list is pivotal in retaking the House during the 2018 midterm elections… and they’re willing to pay for it.
The DNC is prepared to spend $1.65 million for the voter data, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign payed over $700,000 to simply rent the material for the upcoming election.
“Clinton is legally entitled to rent her list to the party, rather than hand it over as a gift, but in 2015, Barack Obama gave his email list, valued at $1,942,640, to the DNC as an in-kind contribution,” writes the Intercept.
Former DNC chair Donna Brazile reportedly confirmed the hefty price tag, saying “tough negotiations between the Clinton campaign and the DNC. I wanted to bring back our assets. I wanted to get as much from them as they got from us.”
Read the full story here.
DNC CIVIL WAR: Bernie Sanders UNLOADS on ‘Conservative Democrats’
Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called-out “conservative Democrats” during a recent interview this week; saying they had intentionally misinterpreted his comments about Barack Obama.
Sanders was speaking with Al Sharpton when he was asked to comment on his recent “controversial” statements; adding that “conservative” members of the Democratic party were playing politics with his previous remarks.
“We have conservative Democrats who will take anything I say and take it out of context. What I said is that if you look at what’s happening to the Democratic party over the last 10 years, the party’s lost about 1,000 legislative seats,” said Sanders.
“That is not a business model of success for the Democratic party. Sometimes we forget about that because we had an extraordinary candidate [in Barack Obama],” he added.
Watch Sanders’ incendiary comments above.
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.