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Tue May 12, 2020, 01:46 PM

Democratic House campaign arm raises $11.3 million in April

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.3 million in April, a sign that the group is feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on its finances.

The fundraising haul is narrowly higher than the $11.2 million the committee raised in April 2018, seven months before Democrats won control of the House in a wave election. But it also marks the worst month of fundraising for the group so far this year. In March, the DCCC raked in $14.3 million. And that was down from about $17 million in February.

The $11.3 million total from April still shatters the committee’s previous fundraising record for the month. In total, the DCCC has raised $179 million for the 2020 election cycle, up from the $151 million it had raised by this point in the 2018 cycle.

About $7 million of the $11.3 million raised by the DCCC last month came from grassroots fundraising, the committee said, its best month for small-dollar donations this year. The group hit its previous high for grassroots fundraising in 2020 in February, with $6.34 million.

“Our grassroots supporters have always been the motor of House Democrats’ success. But they’ve really stepped on the gas as they’ve watched Washington Republicans’ flat-footed response to this crisis,” Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.), the chairwoman of the DCCC, said in a statement.

“With millions of Americans struggling right now, the fact that we surpassed our previous record is a testament to our grassroots donors digging deep, signing up for volunteer shifts, and doing everything they can to put Washington Republicans in the rearview," she added.


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