The Democrats raised a record-shattering amount in their first-quarter online contributions. Compared to the National Republican Congressional Committeee [NRCC], the Democrats’ fundraising arm [DCCC] completely embarrassed the GOP.
The NRCC brought in $1.7 million online between January and March, a respectable increase from the $1.3 million last year, according to the National Journal. Yet, it looks weak in comparison to the Democrat’s record-shattering $13.7 million in online contributions for the first quarter according to The Hill exclusive. That brings the Democratic party’s first-quarter total to a remarkable $31 million.
DCCC spokesperson Tyler Law told The Hill:
‘The massive amount of small-dollar, online donations — much of which came from first time donors — provides another clear sign that the grassroots energy is behind House Democrats this cycle.’
The DCCC says it had 750,000 online contributions and 121,000 first-time donors. Its total for the first quarter was $31 million.
The NRCC raised $15.5 million in March and ended the first quarter with nearly $36 million.
Law believes that the GOP’s agenda is helping the DCCC, especially with Trumpcare/Ryancare, The Hill reported:
‘Our record-breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the Affordable Care Act.’
Democrats will need the funds to support candidates, who are trying to return the House to their control. It would take approximately 24 seats for that to happen, but a turnover is a definite possibility.
The Kansans held special election this week to replace former Representative Mike Pompeo when he became Trump’s CIA director. Democrat James Thompson lost by a mere seven points – without any financial support from the DCCC.
Alabama will hold a special election next week, according to the Washington Post, to replace Republican Tom Price who became Trump’s new Director Of Health And Human Services. Price served as a representative for the state’s 6th District. The Democratic candidate is well ahead of the Republican.
The GOP has been well-recognized as a money-making machine, but now they are losing out.
Check out this video of Kathy Gifford urging Democrats to donate:
— DCCC (@dccc) April 6, 2017
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