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What Went Wrong For Debbie Wasserman Schultz
 

After WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails sent by Democratic National Committee officials that suggested the DNC favored Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries, embattled DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down from her post following the convention in Philadelphia. With supporters of Bernie Sanders decrying the DNC’s treatment of their candidate, Roll Call looks back on what went wrong this election cycle for Wasserman Schultz.

National Party Committees Report May Financial Figures

The two major national party committees and the four Congressional campaign committees had healthy fundraising efforts during May, leaving them with substantial war chests for the upcoming elections.  

The Democratic National Committee (DNC)  reported  receipts of $8,785,383 and disbursements of $8,777,135, leaving $7,939,858 cash on hand on May 31st. The committee has debts of $4,909,240. During May the committee made a loan repayment of $1,875,000.  

DNC Chips Away at Debt, NRCC Has Receipts Chipped Away

The two major national political party committees reported similar fundraising receipts during April, but the House Republican committee reported lower fundraising results than the Democrats.  

The Democratic National Committee  (DNC) reported  receipts of $9.3 million and disbursements of $11.2 million during April, leaving $7.9 million cash on hand as of April 30th, with $8.7 in outstanding debts. Small contributions from persons giving $200 or less accounted for $4.5 million of the receipts. California itemized donors provided $1.1 million. The committee repaid $3,750,000 on a loan from Amalgamated Bank of New York. They repaid $1,875,000 on April 1st and April 30th.  

National Party Committees Raise Equal Amounts in March

Both the national party committees reported raising $10 million during March, but the Democrats are still $14 million in debt.  

The DNC Services Corp./Democratic National Committee  reported  receipts of $10,326,226 and disbursements of $7,496,555 during March, leaving $9,793,524 cash on hand as of March 31st, and debts outstanding of $14,125,405.  

Republicans Take In Koch Money, Democrats Still Carry Debts

The six national party committees reported improved financial conditions by the end of February, but some committees still carry debts, and one committee received more than $100,000 from members of the Koch family and their company.  

The four Congressional committees benefited from PACs paying their yearly dues. Each brought in more than $1 million from PACs and other committees.  

National Party Committees Raise $371 Million, Repay $49 Million in Loans

The six major national party campaign committees reported receipts of $371 million during 2013, helping them repay $49 million in loans incurred during the 2012 campaigns.  

The three national Democratic campaign committees had receipts of $193 million, disbursements of $155 million, and ended the year with $46 million cash on hand, and debts of $19 million. They repaid $27.35 million in loans during the year.