The chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) said that the party’s nominee for the 2020 presidential election would not “stand a chance” against President Donald Trump.
According to the Washington Examiner, DNC Chairman Tom Perez sent an email to supporters where he called the recently released record-breaking fundraising numbers from the Republican National Committee (RNC) “daunting” and called for Democratic donors to “turn up the heat” on their fundraising efforts to stop the party’s candidates across the nation from being “overwhelmed by the GOP’s money machine.”
“We don’t have to match Trump and the RNC dollar for dollar in order to beat them, but it’s clear that we urgently need to turn up the heat on our fundraising to keep our eventual nominee and Democrats nationwide from being overwhelmed by the GOP’s money machine in the general election.”
He went on to say that the person who has been chosen to run for the party in the 2020 presidential election would not “stand a chance” against the president and the Republican “fundraising machine” without more money.
“Our eventual nominee won’t stand a chance against Trump and the GOP’s fundraising machine unless we start making strategic, early investments right now,” continued Perez.
— Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard) August 21, 2019
The news came the same day that the RNC announced they had raked in nearly $21 million in fundraising for the 2020 election cycle.
🚨 RNC nearly TRIPLED the DNC's fundraising in July 🚨
The DNC’s financial situation is in such a mess, they’re now relying on Hillary Clinton and Mexico to hold their fundraisers.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 21, 2019
The RNC brought in $20.8 million in July and held zero dollars in debt. The GOP also saw their largest haul of online fundraising to date in July.
Conversely, in the same month, the DNC brought in $7.8 million in fundraising and incurred $5.6 million in debt.
Perez also announced that he would be holding several Democratic fundraisers in Mexico City, Mexico with expatriated Americans there, Bloomberg reported Monday.
The DNC website’s registration form for the events requires that a potential attendee be a citizen or permanent resident and asks for a green card or passport numbers.
DNC spokeswoman Xochitl Hinojosa confirmed that the DNC chair would be throwing the fundraising events.