Pelosi fears ‘disturbing surge in Republican fundraising' efforts

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is concerned about a “disturbing surge in Republican fundraising,” according to an e-mail she wrote to Democratic supporters Tuesday.

In a missive to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) e-mail list, Pelosi thanked donors for helping the committee reach their fundraising goal, but warned that Republicans were jumping out ahead.

“[J]ust as soon as word came of the contribution that put us over the top, we received news of a disturbing surge in Republican fundraising,” Pelosi wrote. “House Republicans are now claiming to have had their strongest fundraising in five years.”

The speaker made a plea for donations to help “close the gap.”

Federal Election Commission reports made public last week revealed that the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) outraised the DCCC in the last quarter. Democrats still have more cash on hand.

Pelosi is often a target of GOP attacks in their fundraising missives and on the campaign trail.

-- This post was updated at 1:02 p.m.