We're not sure if you know this, but the Democratic National Convention isn't that far away.
It's happening the week of Sept. 3 in Charlotte, N.C. Well, that's the plan anyway.
Things are pretty tentative.
Why? Well, the Democratic Party is having trouble raising the money to pay for it all. They need $37 million and only have about $17 million.
The Dems instituted a ban on contributions from corporations in raising money for the convention. That leaves out companies, government contractors and lobbyists. And, with donations from individuals limited to $100,000, you can see why the party is having such a hard time scraping the cash together.
They did have a loophole, which allows corporations to make "in kind" donations up to $100,000, but they are being rather picky -- Wal-Mart donated $50,000 worth of gift cards and Dems returned it.
Look, we get having principles and everything, but when it forces you to budget the biggest night of you political party's year down to a sixpack of beer and plate of Velveeta in a Motel Six ... it's time to rethink your strategy.
Un-surprising, the Republicans do not have this problem.
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