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Dems to Donors: Show Me The Money

by Staff Report | Dec 6, 2013 1:29pm
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Posted to: Election 2014, Election Policy

The Democratic Party has not been struggling to raise money, according to their most recent filing with the Federal Election Commission. However, that’s not going to stop them from continuing to pick your pocketbook.

“Here at the Connecticut Democratic Party, like at most political organizations, we ask for money because we need it,” Connecticut Democratic Party Executive Director Jonathan Harris
said in an email Friday. “We need the money to create the great graphics you love to share on Facebook and Twitter, to provide trainings on how to use the latest software and to engage voters.”

But unlike WNPR, which promises to stop their fundraising drive once they reach their goal, the Democratic Party isn’t going to stop.

“Can you please contribute $5 today?” Harris asks. “It won’t make the emails stop, but it will make an impact on Connecticut’s future.”

The email says, “I’m going to ask you for money today. And probably next week. Just like every other political entity who has managed to get your email address — because it’s that damn important.”

The email and the fundraising efforts are unapologetic.

CTNewsJunkie columnist Susan Bigelow wonders this week if going after “big money” is really a beneficial strategy for the party.

Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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posted by: Noteworthy | December 6, 2013  1:48pm

The entire money grubbing, money grabbing effort is disgusting. When a party has no ideas, no real vision and a really sorry track record, you need big money, really big money in order to craft lies and dishonest messages in order to sway voters. The Democrats made it easier for them to shake the money tree by gutting campaign finance reforms and lowering the bar of accountability and transparency. It is nothing short of money laundering and then Malloy will run as a “clean elections” candidate and swipe our money from the treasury. This is an ugly picture.

posted by: StanMuzyk | December 6, 2013  4:15pm

The Democratic Party has no scruples in fleecing party campaign cont4ributor’s of big money—so they can sell voters with false promises that are burying their constituents.  It’s realistically “a political ponzi game.” The end justifies the means with their devious projection of campaign financing reforms.

posted by: Lawrence | December 6, 2013  8:24pm

I bet you two guys cheered Citizens United and Thomas Peterffy.

Karma, dudes.

posted by: Commuter | December 8, 2013  11:52am

From what you’ve repeated above, Harris is being completely up front about his party’s intentions.

Citizens United opened the floodgates to wealthy, ideologically motivated individuals who are free to come into the state with enough money to dominate the media and stuff mailboxes with sophisticated messages designed to sway voters.

Raising money is one of the indicators of the strength or weakness of a candidate and a party. Harris’ is looking more and more like a big winner, and that’s the name of the game.