Skip to comments.Democrats in Convention Box
Posted on 05/02/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
. Democrats are struggling to raise money for the party's national convention this summer in Charlotte, N.C., in part because they've barred corporations and lobbyists from contributing.
Now, one set of donors the party was banking onorganized laborsays it won't help pay for the event or will scale back contributions, partly because it is upset that the convention will be in a state considered unfriendly to unions.
Labor unions chipped in $8.6 million of the $60.5 million the party spent in 2008 in Denver. This year, a number of construction unions, as well as the labor organization Unite Here, plan to give nothing, officials say.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers gave $1 million in 2008, but it isn't planning to contribute this year. It cites North Carolina's "right to work law" that is opposed by unions, as well as labor's need to spend money on grass-roots campaign work. "Registration drives, get-out-the-vote drives and leafletingthat's where we can make our best contribution," said spokesman Jim Spellane.
"We are making no contribution this year," said Tom Snyder, a top official at Unite Here, which contributed $100,000 to the 2008 convention. "That's all I'm going to say about that," he said.
With about four months to go before the Sept. 3 opening of the Charlotte conventionwhich has been scaled back from the one in Denver four years agoDemocrats are about $20 million short of their fundraising goal of $36.7 million, according to two prominent Democrats who have been briefed by convention planners.
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I hope they kept the columns from last time.
What??? These good liberal union dudes don’t want to show how much they love Obama???? They aren’t interested in the drama and excitement of the Charlotte convention??
Is Obama going to speak in a stadium again???
They may not want anything connected to Greece.
So then, what’s the problem?
In other words, the Democrats only raised $16.7 million, far short of the $36.7 million they wanted.
Please click the link.
The Republic you save may be your own.
Are the unions finally out of cash?
We can only hope.
Are the unions finally out of cash?”
Unfortunately they are not but are spending big bucks in many states on activities generally considered by conservatives to be related to voter fraud or for lots of ads. Seems like they are also dumping a lot of money in Wisconsin. Quite frankly, I wish they would spend it on the convention rather than on individual candidates.