Democrats talk a big game on 2018 governor’s races, but their fundraising doesn’t match their rhetoric. As FOX News reports, the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Governors Association continue to be heavily out fundraised by their Republican counterparts. While out-of-touch Democrats continue to struggle to match their words with their money, their chances of reversing the party’s recent fortunes in 2018 continue to diminish.
Fox News reports:
“Republicans’ multimillion-dollar fundraising edge over Democrats extends to the battle for control of state capitals, with the party’s gubernatorial fundraising arm outpacing its Democratic counterpart by $15 million so far this year.
Facing 38 gubernatorial contests over the next two years, Democrats repeatedly have made clear the importance of winning those races — considering Republicans now control 33 of the 50 governorships.
‘But their money really doesn’t match their words,’ Republican Governors Association spokesman Jon Thompson told Fox News. ‘Donors are not ponying up.’
The RGA has outraised the Democratic Governors Association, $36 million to $21 million, so far this year.
Those numbers do not reflect fundraising for individual campaigns, many of which have yet to even launch. But they fit a historical pattern. The RGA has outraised the DGA by at least $10 million in at least the past seven election cycles — including $105 million-to-$44 million in 2016, according to OpenSecrets.org…
The fundraising gap, though, is part of a broader pattern.
The Republican National Committee over roughly the same period is ahead of the Democratic National Committee $86.5 million to $42 million, with the DNC recording its worst July fundraising in a decade.”