Democrats push candidates to fully commit to 2020 nominee
The Democratic National Committee is increasing pressure on its presidential candidates to commit to campaign actively for the party’s nominee in 2020, going beyond a previous loyalty pledge for White House hopefuls.
The unity push from Chairman Tom Perez is part of a wide-ranging strategy designed to prevent the mistakes that cost Democrats the 2016 presidential election. It comes as the Republican National Committee continues to dwarf the Democratic Party in fundraising.
Perez says the party “will need every Democrat working together in order to defeat Donald Trump” next November.
DNC officials want 2020 candidates to promise to be surrogates for the nominee and help the party use individual candidates’ campaign operations to help build out a national Democratic campaign effort for the general election campaign.