There was a cry form Bernie sanders supports that the Democratic party apparatus surrendered to the Hillary Clinton campiagn last year?
The SAME basic situation is still a problem for Democrats…
While the faitful may have complained about the Hillary Clinton taking money from the rich and spending it on her campaign?….A t least she HAD money…
Democrats around the country are grumbling about trying to produce a ‘wave’ election to take back the House and hold on in the US Senate without badly needed financial support….That wave needs money to organize , run adds and sustain itself…
…..many of the Democratic leaders say they’re concerned that while the Republican National Committee and local GOP groups promote their investments in organizing in key states, the Democratic groups in charge of putting organizers and voter resources on the ground remain underfunded, and the national committee does not have a permanent army of organizers in target areas.
If they don’t get organizers and on-the-ground infrastructure in place soon, they worry, the party will not be able to fully benefit this fall from an expected electoral bonanza driven by a glut of energized candidates and grassroots supporters.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti implored the gathered officials to fund city and municipal party organizations — as well as state parties — during his Saturday morning speech to the group.
“Help them out in those key moments, and they will help you out too,” he promised.
Led by Perez and Deputy Chair Keith Ellison — both of whom met with numerous local officials about their worries this week — the DNC has begun plowing money into state parties in the form of $10,000 monthly investments, which is more than the committees have ever before gotten from the national party. But those payments only started to arrive in October, a perceived delay that ratcheted up anxiety among state operatives.
One reason is that the DNC is still struggling to raise the maximum-sized checks from wealthy party donors that would allow it to funnel more money into the states. The initial grant cash doled out last week indeed comes from the party’s general fund, and not its major donor-driven account, according to Democrats familiar with the arrangement.
That disconnect with the party’s most supportive moguls was on full display in Long Beach. While a few active state chairs drove into Los Angeles to court big money sources, none of the big-name Democratic donors joined the festivities on the hotel deck and under the water-side umbrellas here….