Top liberal donors targeting swing states in push to defeat Trump: report

A top group of liberal donors has reportedly said that it is prepared to invest $100 million in swing states in an attempt to defeat President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in 2020. 

Democracy Alliance said it wants to put the funds toward fighting disinformation on social media and training candidates, among other causes, Politico reported Sunday, citing the a three-year spending plan. 


 “We have to be working at the state level and we have to be funding organizations in the grassroots,” Democracy Alliance President Gara LaMarche told the news outlet. 

The group will reportedly fund “programs that listen to voters’ concerns and amplify the policy records — and harm — that the Trump administration and conservatives have caused in Americans’ lives.” 

It plans to spend $5 million on digital in 2019 in addition to the $100 million at the state level, Politico noted.

“We view our job, generally, as helping to build the infrastructure that is in place for an eventual nominee,” LaMarche said. “But we’re not doing our job well if we don’t have our eye on the long term.”

The group in the past has focused on funding organizations including the Center for American Progress think tank and left-wing media watchdog Media Matters, but will shift its focus away from them in the future, according to Politico. 

Democracy Alliance could not be reached for comment by The Hill Sunday as the email function on its website was not working. 


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