In a new DNC email, former President Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee announced a new fund for the support of the Democratic party for the next presidential election in 2020.
Obama said that the creation of a “Democratic Unity Fund’’ that will go to support the party’s nominee, as two dozen candidates for the party’s nomination.
Obama wrote in the email:
“I’m excited that the DNC asked me to announce a bold new effort: The Democratic Unity Fund. Launching today, the fund will be dedicated to electing our party’s eventual presidential nominee and winding up and down the ballot in 2020,’’ he continued. “The Democratic Unity Fund is a promise that whoever earns our nomination, he or she will have a strong, united, and well-organized DNC ready to spring into action the moment the general election starts – a DNC that’s ready to lift us all to victory in November.’’
According to The Hill, the email comes after the DNC in 2016 faced accusations of tipping the scales in favor of the eventual nominee Hillary Clinton and against her primary challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt..), who is running again in 2020.
Tom Perez, who was known for being Secretary of Labor in the Obama administration, has said that he will make the nomination process more transparent, putting an accent on the many debates that are planned to happen in 2019 and 2020.
The Democratic party has more than 20 candidates that will try to win the support of the party and run for president in the next election. Some of them are Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)