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Mean­while, it’s al­ready 2018 as far as the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee is con­cerned. The or­ga­ni­za­tion has an­nounced it will make “un­prece­dented in­vest­ments” to state par­ties. Repub­li­cans, take note.

Ev­ery state party will re­ceive a monthly $10,000 “in­vest­ment” be­gin­ning in Oc­to­ber — a 33 per­cent in­crease over base fund­ing lev­els in 2016 and a 100 per­cent in­crease over 2015. The na­tional com­mit­tee also has es­tab­lished a $10 mil­lion State Party In­no­va­tion Fund, again billed as the “largest ever” in­vest­ment on the grass-roots level.

“For too long, we poured our re­sources into races at the top of the ticket in­stead of or­ga­niz­ing at the grass roots and build­ing a deep bench of tal­ent,” said com­mit­tee Chair­man Tom Perez. “This un­prece­dented in­vest­ment in our state par­ties is the first ma­jor step in our ef­fort to get back to ba­sics and re­build the Demo­cratic Party from the ground up.”

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