Will someone please bring some good news to the folks at Trabert Avenue. Because it isn’t going to be me.
The DPG has a scant $30,734.18 cash on hand at the end of the most-recent FEC filing period. Compare that to the GOP’s $632k. Catherine at Blog for Democracy breaks it down a bit, writing that there are receipts of $9,500 for an event in Savannah featuring Bill Maher.
I’ve now heard multiple rumors that due to the penury of the party, a total of three people remain on DPG payroll (one person said Chairman Mike Berlon was getting paid but that doesn’t seem right). The DPG has also been without an Executive Director since Page Gleason quit in February of 2012.
Speaking of the illustrious Chairman Berlon, if you haven’t heard by now, he was reprimanded by the Supreme Court of Georgia earlier for an ethics violation and has had his law license suspended.
Democrats would probably be best to write off 2014 and save their pennies for 2016 when they actually might have a shot at maybe being in contention for… well, hopefully anything. I’m being somewhat serious.
If you’re interested in helping out, the DPG is hosting an Old Skool Hip-Hop and R&B Night on June 14. I’m sure they’d love your attendance. Only 10 people have RSVPed yes thus far.