Democrats are making efforts to temper the election expectations of rich liberal donors by “reminding them that oddsmakers had been predicting a Republican wave, while emphasizing the potential long-term impact of sustained big spending to promote liberal candidates and ideas.” Politico,
The goal is to avoid a big money drop-off from rich Democrats who had initially been reluctant to embrace super PACs but who came off the sidelines in a substantial way for the first time in 2014. The plan is to quickly shift their focus to 2016, when Democrats face a much more hospitable Senate map and a potentially historic presidential campaign.
The influential Democracy Alliance club of wealthy liberal donors is convening a closed-door conference beginning Nov. 12 called “To 2020 and Beyond: Our Progressive Vision.” Meanwhile, major donors and operatives supporting Hillary Clinton’s prospective presidential campaign are planning to urge her to announce her intentions in the coming weeks to re-energize major donors behind her candidacy or, if she passes on the race, allow them to rally behind another candidate.
Any word on how the Republicans’ wealthy donor base is recovering? They were pretty angry with Karl Rove after November 2012, when they spent hundreds of millions of dollars at his direction, to obtain almost nothing. How goes it with them?