With less than three weeks to go until Election Day, the Democratic Party remains united and focused on the issues that matter to the American people. This week the DNC announced that it raised $36.6 million in September and ended the period with $12.2 million cash-on-hand. This month’s fundraising total is more proof that our message is resonating, our hard work is paying off and contributors all across the country are excited about electing Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.
Driving Forward Together
In the final push of this campaign, Democrats are connecting with voters across the country and driving home our message to the American people that we are Stronger Together, and that together, we can continue building an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top.
The DNC launched our “Forward Together” bus tour in St. Louis, Missouri earlier this month. Rolling through its second week, the bus tour has stopped at universities, Democratic field offices, churches, small businesses and community centers across the country to meet with voters and highlight what is at stake in this election.
The Final Faceoff
During the final debate, Hillary Clinton once again bested Donald Trump on the debate stage. In short, while Clinton had a decisive victory, Trump lost again…bigly. In all three presidential debates, Clinton demonstrated beyond a shadow of a doubt that she is the only candidate in this race with the experience, knowledge, judgment and temperament to be President. Clinton focused on growing our economy by investing in the middle class, protecting a woman’s right to choose, and reforming our broken immigration system while Trump resorted to scare tactics, grossly mischaracterizing the facts on gun violence, abortion rights, and even referring to immigrants as “bad hombres.”
Trump’s losses didn’t end there. Trump has had the worst three weeks of his campaign. Instead of trying to talk about real solutions to the challenges facing the country, he’s had to dodge multiple scandals about his past treatment of women, lashed out at members of his own party, and resorted to baseless claims that the election is “rigged.” Donald Trump is desperate and flailing because he knows that he is losing, but voters can see right through these shameful antics to undermine the election just weeks before it happens. And the President, election experts, news outlets, campaign staff and Republican after Republican agrees – Trump’s claims the election is “rigged” are irresponsible and false. His unwillingness to respect the core principles of our democracy is unprecedented and dangerous. When Donald Trump is losing, he claims the game is rigged—and that is a deeply troubling pattern of behavior that has no place in the White House.
When They Go Low, We Go High
As the campaign comes to a close, remember Michelle Obama’s now-iconic refrain, “when they go low, we go high.” Take it from President Obama, Secretary Clinton, Senator Kaine, Senator Warren and Congressman Lewis, who make a values-based case for what it means to be a Democrat.
- In a CNN/ORC post-debate poll, 52% of respondents said Hillary Clinton won the debate. Only 39% thought Trump outperformed Clinton. On which candidate had a stronger understanding of the issues discussed, 61% selected Clinton.
- According to a Bloomberg poll released on October 19th, Clinton led Trump by 9 percentage points nationwide, 50% to 41%.
- A Quinnipiac poll indicated that Hillary Clinton is beating Donald Trump in Colorado (45% to 37%), Florida (48% to 44%), and Pennsylvania (47% to 41%).
From the States
Democrats around the country have shown this week that from now until November 8th, we’re going to hold Republicans up and down the ballot accountable for their divisive and dangerous policies.
Below is a sampling of state party products from this week:
Statements and articles:
Democratic Party of Georgia: DPG Statement on Final Presidential Debate
California Democratic Party: California Women and Young Voters Reject Republicans’ “Rigged” Election Lie After Final Presidential Debate
California Democratic Party: Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Trump’s Claim of a ‘Rigged’ Election
Nevada State Democratic Party: NV Dems Statement On Hillary Clinton’s Debate Victory in Las Vegas
Pennsylvania Democratic Party: Pennsylvania Democratic Party Statement On The Third Presidential Debate
Virginia Democratic Party: Will Virginia Republicans Stand With Trump on Election Results Remarks
Virginia Democratic Party: DVPA Statement on the Final Presidential Debate
Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party: Statement from DFL Chair Ken Martin on tonight’s debate
Texas Democratic Party: Texas Democrats on the Final Presidential Debate