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Top DNC Donors Kick Off Presidential Fundraising with Ayanna Pressley and Lucy McBath

Top DNC Donors Kick Off Presidential Fundraising with Ayanna Pressley and Lucy McBath

The DNC’s National Finance Committee is hosting an invitation-only gathering convening 300 top Democratic donors and fundraisers in DC next Tuesday. The DNC raised about $174 million through mid-October, outraising the RNC by more than $100 million. DNC CEO Seema Nanda said expected donor participation is about three times higher than normal, “building off the momentum we saw in the midterms.” According to Politico, donors are expected to participate in strategy sessions with DNC senior staffers, along with appearances by MA Congresswoman-elect Ayanna Pressley, GA Congresswoman-elect Lucy McBath, NV Senator-elect Jacky Rosen, and NJ Governor Phil Murphy. The first fundraising meetings of the presidential election cycle are typically held in the spring of the year before the presidential election. But Nanda told Politico that Democrats this year saw the value of “planning early, investing early.” The convening will take place at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in the nation’s capital. More here.

Bakari Sellers Launches Opportunity Project

Bakari Sellers Launches Opportunity Project

Tulsi Gabbard Ponders White House Run

Tulsi Gabbard Ponders White House Run