Democratic candidates had a great week that started with the first Democratic debate in Nevada, and concluded with Democratic candidates far outpacing their Republican counterparts in the quarterly fundraising reports, which showed Democratic candidates received contributions from over 1 million small donors. That’s exactly because, as the debate showed, our Party is focused on moving America forward and our candidates were clear and strong in their visions to strengthen the middle class and expand opportunities for working people and all Americans.
The Oct. 13 debate gave our candidates a chance to introduce themselves to the American people, who heard a substantive and wide-ranging conversation on issues Republicans barely touched or ignored in their debates. We got more done in two hours than they did in ten. We’ve included a couple of videos, one that highlights that contrast, and one that shows how our Democrats watched and organized all across the country at more than 200 watch parties in 41 states.
But that’s not all, folks. A second Republican in the House admitted this week that the Benghazi committee was created at taxpayer expense to influence the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Richard Hanna has now joined Rep. Kevin McCarthy in telling the truth about the Benghazi committee, saying that “there was a big part of this investigation that was designed to go after people.” Given how much taxpayer money has been wasted on this investigation, $4.5 million, the $24 billion that the Republican shutdown cost the economy, and the Republican candidates’ plans (which would gut Medicare, shift the burden of balancing the budget on the backs of hard working Americans, and take away much needed health care coverage from millions), it’s no wonder so many donors are willing to trust Democratic candidates with their money.