DNC Sends $15 Million to Battleground States Pennsylvania, Arizona and Georgia After Trump Selects Vance for VP

Jaimie Harrison

The Democratic National Committee confirmed the transfer of $15 million to battleground states after former President Donald Trump selected Senator JD Vance (R-OH) to serve as his vice president on the Republican ticket for president in 2024.

In a statement released on Tuesday, the party claimed the transfers to local parties would increase state coordination and give President Joe Biden a better shot at retaining the White House in November.

Seven battleground states will each receive amounts ranging from “nearly $1 million” to “nearly $3 million.”

Pennsylvania is getting almost $2 million, Arizona is receiving about $1.5 million, and Georgia is obtaining “nearly $1 million.” The Democrats gave Georgia the lowest amount of cash out of its disbursements.

The Nevada Democrats will receive the largest portion, almost $3 million. Nevada is also expected to receive more than $2 million, while the party reported that the total given to Michigan will be near $2 million. According to the party, North Carolina is also expected to receive over $1.2 million.

While Trump’s campaign policies are enumerated in his Agenda 47, Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison tied Trump and Vance to the Project 2025 policies advanced by The Heritage Foundation in a statement.

Despite the recent call by Biden to lower the political temperature and “cool it down” in the country in the wake of last week’s assassination attempt on Trump, when the former president was shot in the ear, Trump supporter Corey Comperatore was killed while using his body to shield his family, and two more were wounded, the chairman repeatedly described Trump and Republicans as “extreme.”

Harrison declared Project 2025 as “extreme,” Trump’s plans for the country an “extreme agenda,” and the party’s statement claimed, “Republicans continue to beat their chest and fall in line” behind Trump.

The party leader additionally insisted the election will “come down to operation and turnout in the battleground states.” He also claimed “Democrats are leaving nothing to chance, investing heavily on the ground to ensure Joe Biden and Kamala Harris win this election.”

Democrats also drew comparisons between Trump and Vance in their statement. Vance, who at 39-years-old, formally became Trump’s running mate on Monday.

“I have decided that the person best suited to assume the position of Vice President of the United States is Senator J.D. Vance of the Great State of Ohio,” Trump confirmed on Monday. The former president said Vance “will be strongly focused” on “the American Workers and Farmers in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Minnesota, and far beyond.”

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Tom Pappert is the lead reporter for The Tennessee Star, and also reports for The Pennsylvania Daily Star and The Arizona Sun Times. Follow Tom on X/Twitter. Email tips to [email protected].
Photo “Jaimie Harrison” by Jaimie Harrison. 




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