(Golly,what a surprise. Not!):DNC's fundraising woes continue with worst October in 15 years
DNC's fundraising woes continue with worst October in 15 years
The DNC is struggling to raise funds since former President Barack Obama left office
The monthly numbers are the worst October financially for Dems dating back to 2003
Washington (CNN)The Democratic National Committee's fundraising woes continued last month, when the party posted its lowest total for the month of October in at least 15 years.
The DNC raised $3.9 million in October -- far short of the $9.2 million raised during the month by the Republican National Committee.
The RNC has now raised $113.2 million over the 2017 calendar year and has $42.5 million in the bank and no debt. The DNC, meanwhile, has raised $55 million this year. It has $5 million cash on hand and owes $3.2 million in debts.
Other Democratic organizations, including the party's House and Senate campaign arms, have broken their own fundraising records -- particularly with online, small-dollar donors.
But the DNC under new chairman Tom Perez has remained a source of friction, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' backers -- including Our Revolution, the political organization that grew out of his 2016 campaign -- remaining critical of its role.
People aren’t going to give to an organization that claims it has the right to cheat them.