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Report: DNC Exaggerated How Much It Spent in Alabama by $750K

Report: DNC Exaggerated How Much It Spent in Alabama by $750K
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By    |   Friday, 02 February 2018 02:48 PM

The Democratic National Committee exaggerated how much it spent on behalf of Doug Jones to defeat Roy Moore in the Alabama special election by $750,000, McClatchy reports.

The DNC boasted of spending $1 million to help Jones defeat Moore in the Senate race to fill Jeff Sessions' vacant seat, but spent just $250,000 of its own money, McClatchy reports.

The other $750,000 was money the DNC helped raise on Jones' behalf, a relevant distinction and yet another black eye for the embattled organization that is "dead broke" and whose CEO resigned abruptly earlier this week.

"Disingenuous would not be too strong a word for it," one Democratic strategist told McClatchy.

The bad press comes amid a spate of bad news for the DNC, which just hired an interim CEO to replace Jess O'Connell, whose departure Monday after just eight  months on the job rattled the organization.

The DNC also reportedly has just a little more than $422,000 in cash on hand and is borrowing to meet payroll and rent.

And DNC chief Tom Perez hasn't even been on the job a year yet after inheriting the mess wrought by his predecessor Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who ceded control of the organization to Hillary Clinton in the summer of 2016 in exchange for her fundraising prowess to keep the DNC afloat.

"Another round of eye-rolling about the DNC," the Democratic strategist told McClatchy.

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