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Democrats should be panicking at the latest fundraising totals — here’s why

The Democratic Party has hit a historic number in fundraising, but they shouldn’t be celebrating: They have raised the lowest amount for the month of July in a decade.

According to the Hill, the Democratic National Committee raised only $3.8 million in July, the lowest amount for that month since 2007, when they raised $3.4 million.

Not only that, but Republican Party fundraising has exploded and far surpassed the ailing Democrats, even as President Donald Trump’s agenda has hit stumbling block after stumbling block.

The Republican National Committee raised nearly three times as much in the same month — $10.2 million.

David Weigel of the Washington Post taunted those who were proclaiming Trump’s presidency over by posting the fundraising totals on his social media account.

“Extremely smart pundits: Ha ha, Trump is finished!” he tweeted sarcastically. “RNC: We are getting so many donations we don’t know what to do with them.”


The Hill reported that the GOP ended up with zero debt after July, while the Democrats have $3.4 million in debt. Republicans also have a ridiculously enormous advantage over Democrats in cash on hand, with $47.1 million in reserves compared to a mere $6.9 million for Democrats.

According to a recent article by Politico, the Democratic Party's fundraising future could be in question. While the Trump Presidency has energized the Left's base, with voters showing up at rallies, crowding town hall forums, and organizing themselves into local groups, behind the scenes the party is facing a fundraising crisis, having raised only $38 million over the first six months of 2017. This is a paltry sum when compared to the Republican National Committee's $75 million. The issue isn't simply that there is a funding gap between the parties; but rather the kind of money they each attract, with Trump-era Republicans seeming to have learned from Bernie Sanders' success while the DNC still hasn't. What this means is that Republicans have forged a decisive edge over Democrats when it comes to small-dollar fundraising?money from people who donate $200 or less over an election cycle. Still, should Democrats turn out to vote in the 2018 midterms at the same levels they did in 2017's

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