Team Clinton Panics As May Fundraising Slows

Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign event on May 26, 2016 in San Francisco.
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Just before midnight, the Clinton campaign emailed supporters begging for money before the fundraising deadline for the month of May.

“I was wrong. I was sure that if Trump became the Republican nominee, this team would step up and the support would come pouring in,” Campaign Manager Robby Mook wrote in an fundraising email, declaring that fundraising “has actually slowed down a little bit.”

“If things don’t change, we’ll have to adjust our plans, and run a smaller, less aggressive campaign — which means that Donald Trump has a better chance of beating us,” he wrote.

He also promised donors a free sticker if they donated before midnight, and hinted that Clinton would seize the Democratic nomination in a week.

“Supporters like you are the only reason we’re just one week out from finishing this primary and nominating the first woman for president in either major political party,” he wrote.


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