Six hours before President Barack Obama ordered government agencies to begin shutting down, the Democratic Party sent out a fundraising e-mail sign by the president:
When I make decisions, I think about people like you, and the millions of Americans just like you. I need partners in the Senate and House who share that focus. And tonight’s fundraising deadline is crucial.
Chip in $3 or more before midnight tonight to support Democrats:
P.S. — I know I asked a lot of you in 2012, and I can’t tell you how grateful I am that you came through. But the upcoming elections are just as important for making our shared vision a reality. Chip in today.
On the eve of the government shut down, CNN is reporting The Democratic National Committee is in debt from heavy spending in the 2012 election and is struggling to pay its own vendors. According the DNC owed numerous creditors a total of $18.1 million, as opposed to the $12.5 million cash cushion the Republican National Committee currently has.