Hillary Clinton’s relationship with rank-and-file Democrats went from bad to worse this week, when the former Secretary of State announced an upcoming event in NYC for her ‘Onward Together’ organization; the same evening the DNC hosts a similar event in the Big Apple.
According to the New York Post, the twice-failed presidential nominee will visit the nation’s biggest city on April 30th, hosting an event for “young leaders” where a founding membership could cost a potential politician upwards of $10,000.
“Charter members . . . are an esteemed network of supporters who pledge to contribute $10,000 and up. Members will receive updates, briefings and invitations,” says Clinton’s email invitation.
The event isn’t going over well with DNC Chairman Tom Perez, who will be hosting a similar event across town on the same evening.
“His event is not a fund-raiser, we’re told, as the law firm does not allow them, but there would likely be a follow-up cash ask,” writes the Post. “It will be interesting to see who goes to Hillary and who goes to Tom.”
The clash comes as Democrats struggle with dismal fundraising efforts heading into the 2018 midterms; hoping to right-the-ship after a series of scandals rocked the party.
BATTLE ROYAL: Democrats in ALL-OUT WAR Over Clinton-DNC Bombshell
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BERNIE’S BACK! The Socialist Senator HITS THE CAMPAIGN Trail in Iowa
Vermont Senator and former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is back in Iowa, campaigning for a former staffer running for Congress in the pivotal state and raising new questions about a possible run for the White House in 2020.
According to the Des Moines Register, the socialist Senator will deliver the keynote speech at an event for Democrat Pete D’Alessandro later this month; marking the third time Sanders has returned to the state since his failed bid for the Oval Office in 2016.
“Bernie knows that we need bold, progressive leaders in Congress if we’re going to change the direction of our country,” said D’Alessandro. “That’s why I’m proudly supporting Medicare for All, a $15/hour living wage, and free college tuition for those who work hard. We can take our country back and continue the movement Bernie started here in 2016.”
While the Senator has remained quiet about another run for the White House, he continues to lead fellow Democrats in recent polling.
The hyper-liberal Congressman still receives high-levels of support from the progressive wing of the Democratic party, many of whom feel the Senator faced an unfair fight against Hillary Clinton during the 2016 primaries.