DNC Hires Staff in Six Battleground States


“It’s the DNC’s first round of staff hires in battleground states, drawing an early outline of the 2020 electoral map: Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, four of the closest states that Trump won in 2016, as well as Arizona — which has slowly been moving to the left in recent years and voted for Trump by a narrow 3.5 percentage points in 2016 — and Ohio, a traditional swing state that some Democrats argue should be considered a second-tier priority in 2020,” Politico reports.

DNC Deep in Debt

$21.9 million

Amount of the Democratic National Committee’s total obligations at the end of February, up from $20.6 million in debt as of Nov. 26. In addition to taking on more debt, the committee has seen its cash on hand reduced by more than half since Nov. 26, from $9.7 million to just more than $4 million, according to the Washington Post.