EXCLUSIVE – As both significant parties build resources ahead of what’s expected to be a bruising battle for the House of Representatives majority in the 2022 midterm elections, the Democrats’rivals when it comes to the latest fundraising figures. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) , bringing to $35.8 million the amount they brought in during the July-September third quarter of fundraising. The DCCC News on Thursday and said that the September and third quarter fundraising were off-election year records.
HOUSE GOP REELECTION COMMITTEE HAULS IN MORE THAN $100 MILLION SO FAR THIS YEAR
The DCCC’s September haul tops the off-election year record $12.2 million their counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), raised last month. And the DCCC’s third-quarter figures are roughly $10 million larger than the $25.8 million the NRCC brought in the . The NRCC figures earlier Thursday morning.
The latest figures bolster the DCCC’s total fundraising haul in the first nineof this off-election year to $106.5 million, slightly ahead of the roughly $105 million the NRCC’s brought in so far in 2021. But the reelection arm had little cash-on-hand edge over their Democratic rivals. The NRCC reported $65 million in their campaign coffers, with the DCCC . Both committees are debt-free. The House reelection committees’ fundraising figures are a much-watched barometer of party strength and popularity ahead of the midterm elections when all 435 seats are up for grabs.
LEADER MCCARTHY’S RECORD-SETTING FUNDRAISING HAUL
The GOP controlled the House for eight years before losing the majority in the chamber in the 2018 midterms amid a wave by House Democrats. But while Republicans lost the , they defied expectations in the battle for the House. . The GOP only needs a net gain of five seats in midterms to regain control of the chamber.
“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. At the same time, Americans die , openly attacking our elections, and allowing women’s rights to be rolled away,” DCCC chair Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney argued.
The New York Democrat emphasized that “House Democrats and Speaker Pelosi have stood firm in our fight building a more prosperous and inclusive nation, and American voters see that.” NRCC chair Rep. Tom Emmer claimed that “voters are ready to fire Nancy Pelosi and hold the Administration accountable.” The Minnesota Republican argued, “House Democrats are sprinting toward the exits because they know their days in the majority are numbered, and we look forward to keeping up the pressure.”