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DNC urges donors to catch up to Trump ‘while we still can’

Dave Boyer The Washington TimesMay 16, 2019

The Democratic National Committee sounded the alarm Thursday about the chances of defeating President Trump, whose approval ratings have been climbing steadily this year while his reelection campaign blows away the Democratic field in fundraising for 2020.

In a fundraising email, DNC Chairman Tom Perez warned supporters that Democrats need to keep Mr. Trump’s poll numbers as low as possible “if we’re going to have any shot at winning the presidency next year.”

He pointed out that three national polls had Mr. Trump’s approval ratings ranging from 43% to 45% last week.

“This race will be closer than many are anticipating, and we can’t take anything for granted,” said Mr. Perez, who outlined efforts to counter the president’s reelection campaign, including training a new generation of “community organizers” and upgrading the DNC’s tech and data operations.

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