Democrats canceled a political convention kick-off event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway and will move the activities to Charlotte’s main business district, the convention’s host committee announced.
The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party ban on direct contributions from corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal, said one of the people.
- Facing a major deficit, Democrats are scaling back on their convention festivities (hotair.com)
- It Figures. Democrats Run Out of Cash For Convention – Cancel Kick-Off Event (thegatewaypundit.com)
- DNC Cancels Convention Kickoff at Speedway, Moves It Downtown – Read: They don’t have the Money Honey. (ferrellgummit.wordpress.com)