DNC Fires Top Fundraiser

DNC chairman Tom Perez / Getty Images

DNC chairman Tom Perez / Getty Images


The Democratic National Committee ousted its top fundraiser on Thursday, five months into her tenure.

Emily Mellencamp Smith, the party’s finance director, was let go among a shakeup of senior DNC leadership, Politico reports.

Since the 2016 election, the DNC has reported some of its lowest fundraising numbers in the past decade despite grassroots enthusiasm in opposition to President Donald Trump.

The DNC's debt has also increased substantially even while its fundraising staff has grown.

DNC press secretary Michael Tyler remarked on the decision.

"We are grateful for Emily Mellencamp Smith’s work to help build a fundraising team that will raise the funds to win in 2017, 2018 and beyond. Emily is going back to consulting and helping elect Democrats in upcoming races, including staying on in a consulting role for the DNC at this time," he said.

Mellencamp Smith, who declined to comment for Politico‘s piece, previously led the fundraising team for former Gov. Maggie Hassan's (D., N.H.) Senate campaign.

Conor Beck

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Conor Beck is a Media Analyst for the WFB. He's previously written for The College Fix, Life News, and was a Student Free Press Association Fellow for The Weekly Standard. He graduated from Rice University in 2017.

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