Last Updated on August 21, 2019
As Democrat fundraising continues to flounder, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is planning to travel to Mexico City, Mexico to seek funds from the burgeoning community of American expats.
In June of 2019, the Democrat Party reported raising a paltry $8.5 million, a particularly pathetic sum when considering the amount raised by the Republican Party under President Donald Trump’s auspices.
During the same span of time, the Republican Party raised a whopping $20.7 million, well over twice the number raised by Democrats.
To remedy this massive fundraising gap during the next quarter, Democrat leader Perez is turning to an unlikely source: Mexico.
Democrats hope series of fundraising events hosted by Perez in September will add to the funds in their coffer. If they are attended at all, it is almost certain to be a boon to the party’s bottom line.
Perez’s events start at $25 for students to attend, and climb as high as $15,000 to attend a dinner with the vulgar Democrat.
Other events only come with the more modest price tag of $1,000.
While it seems unorthodox to raise funds for an American political party outside the United States of America, Perez has apparently done this before, when he hosted a fundraiser in London in 2018.
As during that fundraiser, attendees will be required to provide proof of either American citizenship or permanent resident status.
The registration form on the DNC website require that attendees be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and enter passport or green card numbers. It is illegal for foreigners to contribute to American political campaigns.
Ironically, in its article explaining that Democrats seek to appeal to Mexican residents to win the upcoming presidential election, Bloomberg also notes that President Trump, in fact, has been dogged by claims of foreign election interference.
“Evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election aimed at benefiting Donald Trump has been a persistent drag on his presidency,” according to the Bloomberg article.
It remains to be seen if the foreign fundraising effort will pay off for the Democrats, but National File eagerly awaits next quarter’s report to learn exactly how much money the party might have hauled in from Perez’s jaunt in Mexico.