More DNC shenanigans
The Finance Chair is the second most powerful person at the DNC, so it's important what he thinks.
The DNC's new finance chair Chris Korge, a longtime Florida lobbyist, was a major supporter of failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in 2016, and he has already given $2,700 this cycle to Kamala Harris's presidential campaign. On Twitter, he has made clear that he hasn't gotten over the party's struggle with Sanders in 2016, even retweeting a user urging him to stay out of the 2020 race, according to a Huffington Post report.
...The DNC went to great lengths to convince Sanders to sign a loyalty pledge earlier this year, making him vow not to run as a third-party candidate if he were to lose the primary.
Sounds fair and balanced to me, amirite?
The loyalty pledge looks like a trap.
Meanwhile the DCCC is proving to everyone that it is no better.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is refusing to work with vendors that also work with candidates mounting primary challenges against incumbents, but it appears happy to hire vendors whose corporate clients work to block popular Democratic policies like net neutrality and Medicare for All.
...“The DCCC is working against their own core mission by sidelining good consultants who want to both help flip red seats blue and help progressives in blue districts—and they are losing grassroots fundraising because of this unforced error,” said Marissa Barrow, spokesperson for Progressive Change Campaign Committee, an organization that has endorsed Democratic candidates running primaries from the left. “They hurt their mission even further by feeding the idea in the minds of swing voters or drop-off base voters that both parties are funded by the same corrupt special interests.”
The Democratic Party is not the friend of anyone on the left.
Fortunately, the DCCC isn't getting away with it.
After facing intense backlash from progressives for planning to star at a fundraiser for an anti-choice Democrat amid a wave of Republican attacks on abortion rights, DCCC chair Cheri Bustos announced late Wednesday that she has decided to back out of the high-dollar event.
I have so many thoughts here.
— Rebecca Katz (@RebeccaKKatz) May 22, 2019
But the McResistance will lead us to the promised land. Unless, of course, the McResistance was always a big scam.
The DCCC made the millions in payments to Onward Together, a nonprofit founded by Clinton following her loss to President Donald Trump, for its email lists. The payments from the DCCC to Onward Together began in December 2017. Since that time, the committee reported 25 transactions to Clinton's group totaling slightly more than $3 million, the filings show. The most recent payments from the DCCC to the committee were made in February.
In addition to the DCCC, the Democratic National Committee pushed $1.65 million to Clinton's group throughout 2018. The payments from the DNC, which were marked primarily as list acquisitions with one payment going towards direct mail, stopped in late October of last year.
Clinton launched Onward Together to allow her to be a "part of the resistance" against Trump and Republicans following the 2016 elections.
Well knock me over with a feather. Both the DNC and the DCCC still beholden to Hillary?
Gee, I wonder what she's doing with those millions of dirty dollars?