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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:14 PM

DCCC Hits Record-Breaking Fundraising Number for May

Source: Roll Call



Bulk of funds came from grassroots programs

Posted Jun 17, 2017 7:00 AM
Bridget Bowman

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised a record amount of money for the month of May, according to fundraising figures provided exclusively to Roll Call.

The campaign arm for House Democrats raised more than $9.3 million last month, with more than two-thirds of the funds raised through grassroots online, phone and mail donations. The boost in funds comes after the House passed the GOP health care bill, and amid a closely watched special election in Georgia’s 6th District.

“The huge enthusiasm gap between Democrats and Republicans has shown up in special elections, primaries, and with record-breaking small-dollar fundraising,” DCCC spokesman Tyler Law said in a statement. “Democrats are unified heading into the 2018 midterms, and we will continue to channel grassroots energy towards flipping seats on the largest House battleground we’ve seen in a decade.”
According to the fundraising figures, the DCCC raised $6.55 million through its grassroots programs, with $4.5 million coming from online donations, with an average donation of $19.

The amount raised through those programs appears to have surpassed the National Republican Congressional Committee’s total reported fundraising. The Washington Examiner reported the NRCC raised $6.5 million total during May, its best haul for May since 2005.



Read more: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/democratic-congressional-campaign-committee

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Reply DCCC Hits Record-Breaking Fundraising Number for May (Original post)
DonViejo Saturday OP
beachbum bob Saturday #1
NastyRiffraff Saturday #2
Salviati Saturday #3
DownriverDem Saturday #4
erronis Saturday #5
George II Saturday #6
crazycatlady Sunday #8
Jim Dandy Saturday #7
RealityChik Monday #9

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:15 PM

1. Money and democratic vigor will bring us 2018 gold

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:18 PM

2. EXCELLENT news!

Go Democrats! Let's do it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 03:58 PM

3. Donate here to the DCCC and DSCC

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/8340


The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee:
https://secure.actblue.com/entity/fundraisers/8339

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:56 PM

4. Gerrymanderred Districts

If we continue to see the courts undoing the repub gerrymandered districts, we can have a chance to win more seats.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:58 PM

5. Are these associated with the DLC / Wasserman / etc.?

Maybe I'm just hoping that there is no overlap.

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Response to erronis (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 09:24 PM

6. The DLC ceased to exist more than six years ago....

....why do people continue to harp about it??

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Response to George II (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 01:33 PM

8. This

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 11:32 PM

7. love to hear it!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 12:47 PM

9. I'm still a bit skeptical...

Where were they with support in earlier special elections? They didn't get involved in either the Georgia primary or the Montana Special Election until independent voter grassroots support embarrassed them into it by raising obscene amounts of campaign funding for Dem candidates on their own.

In addition, we were sent a nag request for contributions disguised as a member survey in the mail by the DCCC that listed the usual vague catchall list of priorities--women's rights, immigration reform, and all the yada, yada we've heard before, without any clear course of action...same old, same old that shows nothing has changed.

But in my view, as long as the Dems are the minority party, they have no power. So their number 1 priority should have been a list of strategies to get Dems elected, both in special elections and in 2018. At the top of that list should be restoring election integrity with bi-partisan election officials selected equally from both parties, mandate that ALL voting machines have paper backups, replace all proprietary software with open source, require 2 bonded techs be required when accessing voting tallies, and mandatory recounts in all close elections with witnesses from both parties, mandate number of voting machines relative to registered voter population per precinct equally, and more. We'd have a fighting chance if half those things were implemented!

Also atop the list should have been strategies to ban politically motivated gerrymandering and implement voting for all over 18. And all ballots MUST be counted. Resolve so-called rare issues of "voter fraud" after the ballots are certified. Make ELECTION fraud by election officials and poll workers a felony with mandatory prison if convicted.

After all that is done, THEN Congress can address all those issues near and dear to their hearts, or more likely, their pockets.

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