This highlights one of the challenges Democrats are going to face in the battle for 2020. With such a wide field of candidates expected to run, the competition for funding is going to be fierce. Kamala Harris announced just over two weeks ago and she’s already hitting a wall.
The Washington Examiner reports:
Just 17 days in, Kamala Harris fundraising ‘falling short’
That was fast.
Some 17 days after announcing her 2020 Democratic presidential bid before a sizable crowd of 20,000, California Sen. Kamala Harris has issued an urgent email headlined “Falling Short.”
In it, her campaign pleads for donations in time for the next Federal Election Commission reporting period, which campaigns use to show if they have the needed financial support to push through the Iowa caucuses.
“I need to be direct: right now, we are at a real risk of falling short of our February fundraising goals,” said the email signed “Kamala.”
Democratic campaign experts said that it will cost candidates $50 million to $100 million just to get to the early 2020 Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary. Several campaigns are competing with each other for donations and staff. Often as FEC deadlines near, campaigns issue dire warnings not because they are falling short but because they want to pump up their final number.
Here’s one of the other problems Kamala is going to have:
— David Baines (@davidbainesMUTD) February 13, 2019
There are people on the left who view her as a cop. That’s a problem for a Democrat.
Especially a former prosecutor who put people in jail for minor drug offenses and now brags that she smoked pot.