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Name:   phil The author of this post is registered as a member - Email Member
Subject:   Donna Brazille unloads
Date:   11/2/2017 12:45:01 PM

Some funnies I took from the article

Obama left the party $24 million in debt—$15 million in bank debt and more than $8 million owed to vendors after the 2012 campaign—and had been paying that off very slowly. Obama’s campaign was not scheduled to pay it off until 2016. 

What’s the burn rate, Gary?” I asked. “How much money do we need every month to fund the party?”

The burn rate was $3.5 million to $4 million a month, he said.

I gasped. I had a pretty good sense of the DNC’s operations after having served as interim chair five years earlier. Back then the monthly expenses were half that. What had happened? The party chair usually shrinks the staff between presidential election campaigns, but Debbie had chosen not to do that. She had stuck lots of consultants on the DNC payroll, and Obama’s consultants were being financed by the DNC, too.

Yet the states kept less than half of 1 percent of the $82 million they had amassed from the extravagant fund-raisers Hillary’s campaign was holding, just as Gary had described to me when he and I talked in August. 

When I got back from a vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, I at last found the document that described it all: the Joint Fund-Raising Agreement between the DNC, the Hillary Victory Fund, and Hillary for America.

The agreement—signed by Amy Dacey, the former CEO of the DNC, and Robby Mook with a copy to Marc Elias—specified that in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, Hillary would control the party’s finances, strategy, and all the money raised. Her campaign had the right of refusal of who would be the party communications director, and it would make final decisions on all the other staff. The DNC also was required to consult with the campaign about all other staffing, budgeting, data, analytics, and mailings.

I had to keep my promise to Bernie. I was in agony as I dialed him. Keeping this secret was against everything that I stood for, all that I valued as a woman and as a public servant.

“Hello, senator. I’ve completed my review of the DNC and I did find the cancer,” I said. “But I will not kill the patient.” 

 

Other messages in this thread:View Entire Thread
Donna Brazille unloads - MartiniMan - 11/2/2017 12:37:29 PM
     Donna Brazille unloads - phil - 11/2/2017 12:45:01 PM
          Donna Brazille unloads - MartiniMan - 11/2/2017 1:24:15 PM
               Donna Brazille unloads - phil - 11/2/2017 1:31:08 PM
     Donna Brazille unloads - Moldyoldy - 11/2/2017 2:39:08 PM
          Donna Brazille unloads - Talullahhound - 11/2/2017 11:07:25 PM
               EW: The system is rigged for guys like Hillary - Surfaceunits - 11/3/2017 2:23:33 AM
               Donna Brazille unloads - Surfaceunits - 11/3/2017 2:51:52 AM
                    Donna Brazille unloads - Talullahhound - 11/3/2017 12:34:10 PM
                         Bernie got a new house - Surfaceunits - 11/3/2017 3:28:06 PM

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