Once-Loyal Democrats Have Turned on the DNC: ‘I Blame Them for 2016’ Once-Loyal Democrats Have Turned on the DNC: ‘I Blame Them for 2016’ – NTK Network

Once-Loyal Democrats Have Turned on the DNC: ‘I Blame Them for 2016’

Democrats all across the country have had it with the poorly-run organization. Proving that point, some of these donors haven’t been asked to contribute in 2018.

By NTK Staff | 08.23.2018 @11:15am
Once-Loyal Democrats Have Turned on the DNC: ‘I Blame Them for 2016’

It’s no secret the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is struggling. After years of mismanagement under former chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Democrat donors are not impressed with the new leadership under current Chair Tom Perez.

In a McClatchy story that ran Thursday, Democrats who have given thousands to the DNC in the past spoke out about why they’re either holding onto their money or giving it elsewhere.

Retired teacher from Fresno, California:

“I kind of blame them for the defeat in 2016,” Schafer said of the DNC. “I know that’s unreasonable and there were a lot of factors, but I’m not sure their leadership is as strong as it used to be.”

Brewery owner from Wisconsin:

“I might give to them if they get their act together,” Carey said, adding that she wants to see a “thoughtful and organized Democratic platform” heading into the 2020 elections.

New York real estate developer (who says he hasn’t been asked to donate in the 2018 cycle):

“You tend to focus on the fact that you’re trying to win the House, win the Senate, or at least hold on to as many seats as possible,” said Gural, who’s doled out nearly $600,000 to other Democratic candidates and groups this cycle. “You kind of don’t even think about the DNC, especially if no one asks you.”

St. Louis Democrat:

“I think they’re failing to engage grassroots folks who have the capacity to fund them,” Roberts said.

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