Democrats Horrify GOP With Record Setting 3rd Qtr Fundraising Haul

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On Thursday morning, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) were jubilant, bragging about the $25.8 million fundraising haul in the third quarter of 2021, from July through September. Then, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced their fundraising numbers, and Republicans went silent.

Bringing in more than $10 million over the RNCC, with over $14 million coming just in September, the DCCC announced on Thursday that they had raised a total of $35 million from July to September. The numbers are significant during an off-year, when enthusiasm for a political party or candidate usually sinks.

According to The Hill:

‘The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) announced in a statement that it hauled in $35.8 million in the third quarter of 2021, including nearly $14.5 million in September, marking its best off-year third quarter in committee history. Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said Thursday that it brought in $25.8 million from July through September.’

Republicans, with the help of Fox News, have tried their best to paint the Democratic Party as led by President Joe Biden as in crisis. Inflation (which results from spending more than a country is taking in, such as after massive tax cuts for the wealthy), a withdrawal from Afghanistan (which Trump promised and failed to do), continued COVID-19 infection rates (thanks to the politicization of masks and vaccines by Trump), and immigration (which Republicans haven’t introduced a single helpful bill to address) are their favorite criticisms, but voters appear to be seeing through it.

DCCC Chairman Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY)

‘We’re winning on fundraising because our supporters know just how dangerous it would be for the country if Republicans were in charge. The stakes are high and we believe voters will reject their dangerous vision for America, which is about pushing junk science while Americans die despite access to life-saving vaccines, openly attacking our elections, and allowing women’s rights to be rolled away.’

The party is not without its issues, but those issues don’t align with the criticism from Republicans. Biden’s agenda has stalled thanks to ideological divides in their own party and not because of any new or added support for the GOP. With time and a continued majority in Congress, it’s likely that the numbers will hold steady and Democrats could have an excellent chance of winning seats in 2022 and 2024.

‘Democrats are hoping they’ll enjoy a jolt of enthusiasm if they’re able to pass President Biden’s infrastructure and social spending bills, but intraparty divides have hindered progress on the two pieces of legislation.

‘Meanwhile, Republicans are hammering their opponents on the continued spread of COVID-19, inflation, the administration’s messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, among other things.’