Amid a fundraising crisis, the Democrats are desperate to pull the party back from the brink of destruction. Tom Perez’s plan? Sending out of touch and crude fundraising letters to working class people that look like collection letters. Another gaffe by the party of Obama, Hillary, Pelosi and Schumer. This coupled with a lack of message really shows how much the DNC is hurting.
Seattle-based designer Andrew Saturn tweeted pictures of the donation plea.
— Andrew Saturn (@andsat) August 21, 2017
— Andrew Saturn (@andsat) August 22, 2017
Comedian Andy Richter, now fan of President Trump, chided the Democrats’ crude donations letter.
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) August 22, 2017
“Shame on you,” Richter tweeted.
The RNC is out raising the DNC by millions.
According to The Hill, the DNC raised $3.8 million for the past month, compared to the RNC’s staggering $10.2 million — a record low for the month of July for the Democrats, which they haven’t hit since 2007, when the party raised $3.4 million,” according to CBS News.
According to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission, the DNC is currently $3.3 million in the red. In June, the party raised just $5.5 million while they spent $5.7 million, meaning they added $200,000 in debt.Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee outpaced the DNC by more than $8 million in June, raising more than $13.5 million.
The DNC ended the month with just $7.4 million with cash on hand, while the RNC has nearly $45 million in cash on hand, according to the filings.
The Republican Party has raised more than $75 million in 2017 alone.
It’s not clear what exactly has led to a poor financial status for the Democratic Party, but so far into 2017, the party is widely seen as being haphazard and without any real leaders or a central message.
Indeed, even during the party’s convention in February to elect a new chairperson, the party’s factions — the establishment versus the more liberal and progressive wing — remained widely divided. Perez, who served as labor secretary under former President Barack Obama, eventually defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), but the party remains in shambles.