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Dem Congressional Candidate Drops Out Over DCCC Fundraising Demands

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee demanded Erin Cole raise $350,000 every quarter.

Democrat Erin Cole announced that she would be ending her congressional campaign against Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY) after just a few months as a candidate over what she calls “obscene” fundraising demands made by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC)

On paper, Cole is everything that the DCCC is looking for in a candidate. She is an “Army veteran, former federal government official, and Global NY executive.”

But in recent days Cole has posted messages on her Facebook page describing difficulties she has encountered in running for Congress.

“The DCCC wants me to raise $350,000 every quarter, with no guarantee of support. This is an obscene amount to raise for politicians, never mind first-time candidates,” Cole posted on Saturday. “After speaking with multiple donors, PACs and some unions, the majority think that a Dem can’t win this district. I made a significant personal financial contribution to research this, and have no regrets.”