DNC Statement on Trump Saying RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel “Knows” She Should Resign
February 6, 2024
In response to Donald Trump tonight throwing the head of the RNC under the bus after historically poor fundraising, DNC Rapid Response Director Alex Floyd released the following statement:
“Donald Trump is set to inherit a financial dumpster fire so disastrous that even he sees the writing on the wall – and Ronna McDaniel is set to be the latest American to lose their job under Trump. If Trump thinks firing his ultra-MAGA loyalist at the RNC will somehow let him turn around his own poor fundraising operation, he’s in for a rude awakening in this election.”
Under Ronna McDaniel, the RNC has had some of its worst fundraising numbers in decades headed into an election year – especially in this most recent report.
Fox: “According to year-end reports filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) this week, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) holds nearly three times the cash on hand reported by the Republican National Committee (RNC), and brought in nearly three times as much fundraising in the final month of 2023.”
“The RNC reported its worst fundraising year since 2013 raising just $87.2 million in 2023, and starting 2024 with just over $8 million in cash on hand. If adjusted for inflation, the RNC’s fundraising was last this low in 1993 — before the 2002 McCain Feingold Act restricted political committee fundraising from corporations and capped donations from individuals.”
Axios: “The RNC reported this week that it had its worst fundraising year in almost a decade last year — entering 2024 with just $8 million in cash. Trump’s comments are a sign of him flexing muscle as the de facto head of the GOP, even though the soonest he could clinch the nomination is March.”
Democrats, meanwhile, have blown past the RNC, with Joe Biden and allied groups reporting a $140 million war chest.
CNBC: “A coalition made up of President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign, the Democratic National Committee, the president’s joint fundraising committees and his allied super PAC began the year with far more cash in the bank than any of his potential Republican opponents, new Federal Election Commission filings show.”
“The $140 million total represents a major advantage for the Democratic incumbent, even as Biden’s campaign staff struggles to reassemble the president’s winning 2020 voter coalition.”