The number one job of a party committee is to raise money, and at that job, Chairman Tom Perez and the Democratic National Committee have struggled mightily this year. While the Republican National Committee has raised $75.4 million this year, the DNC has raised barely half that total. Even worse is the cash on hand comparison: the RNC has $45 million in the bank, and the DNC has just $7.5 million.
Tom Perez’s awful job performance has led a growing chorus of Democrats to question whether he’s up to the job. One DNC bundler told The Hill, that the DNC under Perez is a place with “nothing invigorating coming from that building”:
“’A lot of us feel like there’s nothing exciting, nothing invigorating coming from that building and particularly from Tom Perez,’ said one top Democratic bundler, who complained that the DNC chairman didn’t even coordinate the first meeting for fundraisers