A group of democratic strategists including a person who set up a political action committee supporting President Joe Biden is leading the Democrats’ secret money “strategy center” for the 2020 election.
Future Majority, a strategy center based in Washington D.C., which works to rebrand the Democratic party, was launched to provide “strategic advice to” other liberal organizations, communications and “war room” for “fake news” and “counter conservative social media.” Politico reports.
For the 2020 presidential election, the group will focus on midwestern states including Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, according to Mark Riddle, Future Majority’s executive director.
“It’s no great secret that the presidential race will be won or lost in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio—if we can win back the narrative that the word ‘Democrat’ equals people who are fighting for folks who work hard every day, we can continue to win elections,” Riddle said of the effort. “If [Democrats] get defined as being about socialism and these other words people can hear about out of Washington, then I worry.”
The group will be advised by Dan Sena, the executive director of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the 2018 elections. Julianna Smoot, a deputy director for President Obama’s reelection 2012, will also advise this non-profit organization.
The group has enlisted Democratic megadonors Philip Munger, son of Charles Munger, vice president of Berkshire Hathaway, and Dan Tierney, who served as managing director of KCG Holdings, a global financial services company sold in 2017.
The group was incorporated more than a year ago in January 2018, according to its filings with the D.C. Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, despite the fact that Future Majority has just made public its upcoming efforts for the 2020 elections.
The Democratic fundraiser, Matthew Tompkins, is listed as a governor of the group in its D.C. records.
Tompkins set up a separate committee on April 24 called Biden PAC despite the fact that PACs were unable to contain candidates ‘ names, Federal Election Commission filings show. On the same day, the PAC changed its organizational statement and changed its name to the G Street PAC by removing Tompkins as its treasurer.
The PAC is working to collect tens of millions of dollars and to build an activist network for the former vice president in all 50 states. It is finally called the For the people PAC, the Hill reported. The campaign of Biden distanced itself from the efforts.