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House Democrats raise donor money in uphill battle for majority


The House Democrats’ campaign arm garnered more campaign donations in October than Republicans as they embark on an uphill battle to hold the party’s slim majority.

The Congressional Democratic Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign body of House Democrats, raised $ 11.7 million in October, according to the latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) files, or about two million more than its Republican counterpart.

The Republican National Campaign Committee (NRCC) brought in $ 9.8 million, according to the latest files from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

Overall, the DCCC overtook the NRCC in the first ten months of the year. The latest deposit showed that the DCCC raised $ 118,157,460 while the NRCC raised $ 114,844,834.

However, Republicans edged out Democrats with cash in hand. The NRCC record showed the committee had $ 67,695,442, with Democrats having $ 67,570,154 on hand. Both committees have no debt.

All 435 House members are running for re-election, and 17 Democratic members have already announced they are retiring or running for a different position, like the Senate or in local or state elections – and others are expected to announce their retirement. Many of these members include many close to Nancy Pelosi and committee chairs.

As the election year approaches, many polls cast doubt on Democrats’ ability to win the election as Republicans in generic polls dominated. Numerous polls have shown Republicans beating Democrats in a generic ballot leading up to the election, when respondents have said who they would choose to represent them as Democrats continue to pass partisan agenda items, such as the infrastructure package and the reconciliation bill.

Republicans also got help from parliamentary minority leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). His latest file showed a record fundraising total of $ 57.8 million banked for House Republicans, which he did in the first nine months of 2021. McCarthy, at the time , touted his ability to raise huge sums of money with 13 months left before the election.

California Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy gestures during his weekly address on Capitol Hill Thursday, September 30, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

Breitbart News has been following the Democrats’ midway chances and struggles to find new candidates ready to run for office and face public scrutiny. The Democratic Party has still failed to find recruits to face tough elections as many incumbents are planning their exit from the House.

Politics stressed that Democrats will also face a redistribution of constituencies and noted how Democrats have spent their last two elections (2018 and 2020) bragging about reversing seats in red constituencies which have become more competitive in recent years. “Now the Republicans are on the verge of removing many of these targets from the battlefield altogether,” Politics declared.

Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow it on Twitter.



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