Tag Archives: Democrat fundraising


Democrats Spending Big on Underdog Candidates

$1 billion

Associated Press: “The November midterms are on pace to shatter records for political spending. While more than $1 billion raised so far nationally is helping finance battlegrounds that are poised to decide control of Congress, restless donors aren’t stopping there — they’re also putting cash into races and places they never have before to help underdog Democrats.”


Democrats Riding a Green Wave of Money Toward Midterms


Joshua Green: “They’ve caught a green wave of cash— the torrent of money pouring into Democratic campaign coffers helped 73 House candidates out-raise Republican incumbents and opponents in races for open seats in the second quarter, a Bloomberg analysis of Federal Election Commission data shows. … In the second quarter of this year, non-incumbent Democratic House candidates raised more than three times the amount they did in the same period in 2014. That works out to an average of $151,000 per candidate, compared with $101,000 in 2014.”


Dallas Morning News Calls Ted Cruz a ‘Republican Darling’ — Ick!

$10.4 million

Beto O’Rourke (D) “raised an eye-popping $10.4 million in the last three months — catching up to Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R) six-year haul in just over 15 months as he seeks to topple the Republican darling,” the Dallas Morning News reports.


Dem Super PAC Crushing GOP Counterparts

$22.2 million

Politico reports the Senate Majority PAC raised $22.2 million in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to $13.9 million for the GOP’s Senate Leadership Fund and the constellation of affiliated groups. “This is an extraordinarily strong haul for the outside group.”


GOP Lagging Behind Democratic Fundraising Efforts


“A whopping 43 House Republicans raised less money than Democratic challengers in the first three months of 2018 — nearly the same number of stragglers the GOP had at the end of last year,” Politico reports. “An overlapping group of 16 Republican incumbents already have less cash on hand than Democratic challengers, up from the end of 2017, despite hopes that tax reform would open more donor wallets.”


O’Rourke Has a Hot Fundraising Quarter

$6.7 million

Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) raised over $6.7 million for his U.S. Senate bid in the first quarter of 2018, “a staggering number that poses a new category of threat” to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), the Texas Tribune reports. “The haul is easily O’Rourke’s biggest fundraising quarter yet, more than double his next-closest total for a three-month period. It also is more than any Democratic Senate candidate nationwide took in last quarter, O’Rourke’s campaign said.” And that’s without taking any PAC money.


Dems Falling Behind in Fundraising

$75 million

Politico: “Over the first six months of 2017, the Republican National Committee pulled in $75 million—nearly twice as much money as the Democratic National Committee, which raised $38 million. … During that same six-month time span, the RNC raised $33 million in small contributions—money from people who donate $200 or less over an election cycle—while that same class of donors gave the DNC just $21 million.”


Baldwin Helps Raise $5 Million for N.J. Dems

$5.1 million

“Alec Baldwin, the actor whose impersonations of President Trump has made Saturday Night Live must-see TV for liberals and political junkies, helped raise $5.1 million Thursday night for New Jersey Democrats,” the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. “That’s believed to be the most money ever raised by either party at a single event in state history.”


Democrats Raising Money for As-Yet-Unnamed Candidates

$2 million

“Democratic activist groups have a new plan for their party to take back control of Congress: Raise money for yet-to-be determined Democratic nominees,” the HuffPost reports. “At least three Democratic-allied groups ? including ActBlue, the biggest online fundraiser for Democratic candidates ? are raking in money from donors who don’t care who they’re supporting, as long as it’s a Democrat in a certain district. … Immediately after House Republicans passed a bill to repeal Obamacare… the three groups combined to raise more than $2 million in less than 24 hours.”


DCCC on a Fast Fundraising Pace

$20 million

A spokesperson for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told Greg Sargent they are “on track to announce sometime this month that it raised $20 million online this year — which would already outpace the entire online haul of the last off-year of 2015.”