The Republican National Committee increased its fundraising lead over the Democrats in July raising almost five times as much for the month.
The Democrats posted their worst number in a decade, raising just $3.8 million to the Republicans $10.2 million. Furthermore, the GOP remains debtless and the Dems increased theirs to $3.4 million.
The last time the Democrats raised such a small amount in a July was 2007, when they raised a mere $3.4 million.
The Republicans have won the fundraising battle throughout 2017, raising $86.5 million in the first seven months to the Democrats $42 million. The GOP’s numbers were obtained by The Hill prior to their filing, and the Democrats released theirs on Friday.
As their fundraising prospects darken, Democrats grow impatient with new chair Tom Perez. He has failed to capitalize financially on a groundswell of hatred for Trump, but top donors are willing to give him a few more months to turn it around. The Star tribune reported Tuesday that party leaders are “trying to strike the right balance between connecting with new voters and building on activist anger toward President Donald Trump.”
The Republicans also enjoy a significant advantage in cash on hand, $47.1 million to $6.9 million.
DNC deputy chair Keith Ellison told the Star Tribune that the party has failed to connect with voters.
“We just haven’t been in the community with people closely enough, we have not been present enough, we have not been at the door, at the meeting, at the rally, at the town hall,” he stated.
They are going to need to start soon, 2018 is right around the corner.
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