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(1,065 posts)
2. All I got is this. Clinton fundraising leaves little for state parties
Tue May 31, 2016, 03:10 PM
May 2016
The Democratic front-runner says she's raising big checks to help state committees, but they've gotten to keep only 1 percent of the $60 million raised.

But less than 1 percent of the $61 million raised by that effort has stayed in the state parties’ coffers, according to a POLITICO analysis of the latest Federal Election Commission filings.



(5,737 posts)
3. Not been paying much attention, have ya?
Tue May 31, 2016, 03:22 PM
May 2016

HRC has been doing fundraisers for quite some time, like the Clooney fundraiser. Most of the money goes to the DNC to dole out to the candidates. Bernie finally gave in to the pressure and is backing one person running for the Senate - one. He has also said he is backing three people running for the House. So no. Bernie hasn't done jack shit for down ticket Democrats running for office except bad mouth the Party. I find it incredulous that such an assertion could be made about HRC.


(2,052 posts)
4. Can you provide the figures of how much actually goes to the candidates/state parties
Tue May 31, 2016, 03:26 PM
May 2016

Thanks in advance



(5,737 posts)
5. Nope, and not going to. That is of FEC public record and you can contact the DNC for more.
Tue May 31, 2016, 03:35 PM
May 2016

Surely you know about that Clooney fundraiser anyway. Bernie finally decided to help ONE Democrat running for the US Senate last week. ONE. Evidently he or his followers have no idea that it will take at least a Democrat majority in the Senate to get anything moving. Oh, and by the vote totals going back to the WI primary, Bernie's followers did not vote for downticket Democrats. again, this is all of public record.

Response to tonyt53 (Reply #5)


(10,469 posts)
6. We'd have to wait til the fall for that. Unlike Bernie and his Canova-propping-up,
Tue May 31, 2016, 04:59 PM
May 2016

Hillary doesn't try to primary incumbent Democrats,


(2,052 posts)
8. So let me get this straight
Tue May 31, 2016, 06:09 PM
May 2016

You think we should all just rally around DWS because she is an incumbent? Sounds like that.

She has hurt the Party and both candidates in this race. Primary the shit out of her


(2,052 posts)
12. Then you are woefully out of touch with most Democrats
Tue May 31, 2016, 10:25 PM
May 2016
Wasserman Schultz has also infuriated progressives. Even though she's the titular head of the party, she's dissented from the right on many occasions. She's supported fast-track trade negotiation authority, opposed medical marijuana, and dragged her heels on the Iran nuclear deal (though she ultimately got behind it late in the game). And notoriously, when she ran the DCCC's "Red to Blue" program in 2008, she refused to help a trio of South Florida Democrats running against incumbent Republicans—because those Republicans were her friends.

Just one of countless pieces you can find on your friend. She did a great job during the midterms too.



(10,287 posts)
15. Canova in fl
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 09:00 AM
Jun 2016

I know.about tim canova but hes in fla.so.i have skin in that one
I saw.an article.about bernie sending fundraising letters for.3 but i cant recall the other 2
While we are here i really appreciate your voice here and i thank you for.what you are doing here and irl
Youre one.of.the good.guys


(2,872 posts)
16. Thank ya kindly, Gator, but at this point, I'm just tired.
Wed Jun 1, 2016, 11:40 AM
Jun 2016

Democrats aren't what I grew up believing them to be anymore; and I'm honestly at a loss for how to feel about it.

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