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Mind the Gap, Silicon Valley's secretive donor group, plans to spend up to $ 140 million to beat Trump, Recode

Mind the Gap, Silicon Valley's secretive donor group, plans to spend up to $ 140 million to beat Trump, Recode


  

Mind the Gap,the secretive group quietly reshaping big-money politics in Silicon Valley,is aiming to spend as much as $ 140 million to boost Democrats in the 2020 election, Recode has learned.

If realized, a haul of that size would cement the group, little known until Recode reported on it this week, as one of the most powerful forces in Democratic politics. And the group is accomplishing this all behind the scenes – without any prior public scrutiny.

This network of Silicon Valley raised raised $ million for Democratic causes and congressional candidates in advance of the midterms. But the group has far greater ambitions in a presidential cycle: Mind the Gap told prospective objective last fall that it had already raised at least $ 100 million in political contributions for voter registration efforts, which is part of a fundraising goal that could stretch to $ 500 million, according to a memo obtained by Recode.

Mind the Gap is also seeking another estimated $ (million for get-out-the-vote work along with another estimated $ 06 million for “orphan races” – which means primarily funding candidates for state legisllatures that the group sees as wrongly under-funded. That’s in part thanks to the arrival of a new fundraising aide, Erica Slates, who recently joined the effort fromJay Inslee’s now-ended presidential campaign.

All told, the group’s 01575879 efforts reveal two fundamental things about this political moment:

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