Early fundraising numbers for the 2020 election showed then-President Donald Trump raking in cash, much of which came from duping his own supporters, but Democrats always ahead of the GOP. If the results of that 2020 election are any indication, particularly considering that four states flipped from red to blue, early fundraising numbers reported by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) look like great news for Democrats.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than $11.5 million last month.
The February haul shattered the group's previous record for the most raised in February of a midterm election cycle. The average online donation was just $16.https://t.co/WhvkMnZ4aX
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 20, 2021
Democrats outraged their GOP counterparts by more than one million dollars in the first quarter of 2021 with higher-than-normal numbers for a non-election year. With the January 6th insurrection, attempts to effectively end Roe v. Wade, and radical conspiracy theorists like Marjorie Taylor Greene, the GOP doesn’t appear to have quite the same appeal as candidates from the Democratic Party.
According to The Hill, who first reported the numbers:
‘The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) pulled in $12.2 million in April and wiped out its remaining $5.5 million in debt from last cycle…By comparison, the House GOP’s campaign arm, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), announced on Thursday that it had raised $11.2 million in April.’
BREAKING: We just announced House Democrats' initial Districts In Play for the 2022 election cycle. These 22 competitive districts across the country will be critical battlegrounds as we work to protect our Democratic House Majority.
Take a look at our first offensive targets: pic.twitter.com/Brz4nF4Kdu
— DCCC (@dccc) April 6, 2021
Trump’s poll numbers with voters indicate that he is more likely to drag the party down, or at least split votes between candidates he backs and those with stronger convictions than following Trump’s lead every day. Already, fundraising booms have been seen for candidates backed by Trump, but booms have also come for candidates like Liz Cheney when she spoke up against the ex-president.
According to ABC News:
‘The numbers suggest [Trump’s] involvement may actually be boosting both the candidates he’s supporting and the ones he’s hoping to oust. The 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach him and whose seats are considered either safe or competitive — including Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. — all posted strong first-quarter sums, with many of them enjoying their best quarter of fundraising in years.’
A new ad campaign from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ties eight Republicans to the QAnon conspiracy theory. It targets a raw nerve in the Republican Party, which is split over how to handle Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, a QAnon devotee.https://t.co/70y6u4bUqH
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 2, 2021
What is important heading into the 2022 midterm elections is to remember the shared goals of the Democratic Party, which include strengthening unions, creating policy toward affordable childcare, critical infrastructure for the future, and education. Ads focusing on these issues are airing all over the country.
Rep. Sean Patrick Mahoney (D-NY), who chairs the DCCC, said in a statement that:
‘Democrats have been clear in our priorities: We’re focused on delivering significant relief to Americans so we can crush the COVID-19 pandemic. With Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi’s [D-Calif.] leadership, Democrats in Congress put cash in millions of pockets and got vaccines into millions of arms. While Republicans continue to fight one another over conspiracies and lies, the American people recognize that Democrats are fighting for them.’
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) May 19, 2021