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NDP revs fundraising engine to meet ‘ambitious’ $9M target in 2018

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The party plans to double last year’s haul and quadruple its fundraising team in 2018. But one analyst says MPs have been lazy fundraisers and can’t rely solely on Jagmeet Singh’s star power.

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's ability to connect with people in the room, like at this event in Brampton, Ont., last year, has a direct impact on the dollars his campaign brings in, says his former fundraiser. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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Four months into Jagmeet Singh’s leadership, the NDP is ramping up its fundraising machine with an “aggressive” goal to raise $9-million—double 2017’s haul, which still left the party lagging far behind the Conservatives and Liberals. The party has less than two years to build its depleted war chest ahead of the next general election in 2019, but party supporters say its fundraisers finally have a product—namely Mr. Singh—that members can get behind and a new team that embraces

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