The Trump campaign has started to ruffle a few feathers in the Democratic camp, and Democratic strategists have become concerned with the edge the Trump campaign has over them with digital advertising in crucial areas. Their future presidential candidate may have some ground to cover to “catch up.”

Former President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, David Plouffe, is working with Acronym, the nonprofit group, to determine the way to move forward.

According to The New York Times, they are planning to spend $75 million on digital advertising, concentrating on areas such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina.

“The gun on this general election does not start when we have a nominee; it started months ago,” said Plouffe. “If the things that need to happen don’t happen in these battleground states between now and May or June, our nominee will never have time to catch up,” reports BizPacReview.

They are hoping to raise enough cash to place their eventual nominee in a position to hopefully be a match for President Trump, who, at the moment, has a significant advantage.

“Our nominee is going to be broke, tired, have to pull together the party and turn around on a dime and run a completely different race for a completely different audience,” Plouffe said. “There is an enormous amount of danger between now and then,” he added. “If the hole is too steep to dig out of, they’re not going to win.”

Founder and chief executive of Acronym, Tara McGowan, commented there had been months of warning of the president’s advertising advantage. It was only now the group had been galvanized into action.

According to The Times:
Ms. McGowan said the group had already raised approximately 40 percent of the planned $75 million budget. Mr. Plouffe has joined as both a political adviser and to help raise funds. The spending will be made across two groups, Acronym, which is a nonprofit that does not disclose its donors, and Pacronym, a political action committee, which does.
“We’re absolutely, as a party, not doing enough, and I don’t know that $75 million is enough,” McGowan said. “We can’t afford to not do this work right now.”

McGowan called the Trump campaign ad that aired during the World Series game as “compelling.” “He’s trying to define our entire field as unacceptable to swing voters: ‘They’re socialists, there are going to be 90 percent taxes, you can’t fly on an airplane, you can’t eat steak,’” Plouffe said. “We have to understand there is live fire out there.”

The Republican National Committee has been busy breaking fundraising records, raising $23.5 million, and $53.8 million cash on hand at the end of August.

One of the president’s son announced the “unbelievable numbers” just recently, with donations since impeachment proceedings going through the roof.

“We have now raised almost $15 million in small-dollar donations (including 50,000 NEW donors) since Speaker Nancy Pelosi started this impeachment charade 72 hours ago!” Eric tweeted on Sept. 27. “Unbelievable numbers!! Keep it going — you and the Dems are handing Donald Trump the win in 2020!” he tweeted.

 

And then this:

A BIG thank you to @SpeakerPelosi and the Democrats – in the last 48 hours, we have raised $8.5 million dollars in small dollar donations. People are sick of your nonsense but please keep it up — you are handing @realDonaldTrump the win in 2020! 🤛👍🇺🇸

— Eric Trump (@EricTrump) September 26, 2019

“Trump has upped the ante by spending more than any candidate this early in a general election campaign,” McGowan told The New York Times, “and right now, our side is simply not on the field.”

In a tweeted video message on Sept. 29, the president said: “They are trying to stop ME because I am fighting for YOU!”

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