Failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sent $800,000 from her campaign funds to her new political action group, Federal Election Commission filings show.
The Democratic Party has a “serious fundraising crisis” as it lags far behind the Republican National Committee in cash raised and struggles to attract small-money donors, according to a former top staffer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I., Vt.) 2016 presidential campaign.
Former President Barack Obama’s major donors are not committing their financial support to former Vice President Joe Biden for a 2020 presidential run.
Progressive Democrats have not embraced rising star Sen. Kamala Harris (D, Calif.), highlighting a rift within the Democratic Party that evidently did not end with the 2016 Democratic presidential primary.
Democratic candidate for Congress Brian Flynn received the maximum campaign contribution from Emma Sulkowicz, the Mattress Girl who made questionable allegations of rape against a classmate at Columbia University.
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), one of the Senate’s fiercest Wall Street critics, attended a Democratic donor retreat over the weekend hosted by former UBS bank executive Robert Wolf, who last year lashed out against politicians that target Wall Street for political gain.
California Sen. Kamala Harris (D.), who many Democrats consider a rising star in their party, met with Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors in the Hamptons on Saturday.