Biden to headline House Dems' retreat: report
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Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenNYT editorial board endorses Warren, Klobuchar for Democratic nomination for president Trump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Biden breaks away from 2020 pack in South Carolina MORE will headline the annual strategy retreat for House Democrats’ campaign arm later this week, according to Politico.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is gathering in Santa Fe, N.M., for three days starting Friday as they map out a strategy to gain seats this November.


Biden will address assembled lawmakers Saturday. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), the DCCC's chairman, are leading the retreat.

Reps. Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea Bustos Democrats plot new approach to win over rural voters The Hill's Campaign Report: Sanders, Warren feud rattles Democrats House Democrats launch effort to register minority voters in key districts MORE (D-Ill.) and Denny HeckDennis (Denny) Lynn HeckExclusive: Guccifer 2.0 hacked memos expand on Pennsylvania House races Heck enjoys second political wind Incoming lawmaker feeling a bit overwhelmed MORE (D-Wash.), the DCCC’s two recruitment chairs, are also attending the event, as are Democratic House candidates, the report said.

The DCCC outraised its Republican counterpart by nearly $1 million in February, according to reports. The Dem group raised $7.1 million, ending with $37 million cash on hand.

The National Republican Congressional Committee, in contrast, pocketed $6.3 million in February, giving it $39 million in the bank overall.

Democratic leadership last month predicted that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rails against impeachment in speech to Texas farmers Trump administration planning to crack down on 'birth tourism': report George Conway on Trump adding Dershowitz, Starr to legal team: 'Hard to see how either could help' MORE could spell disaster for Republicans if he becomes their presidential nominee. Democrats up and down the ticket plan on linking their GOP rivals to Trump.

“Trump is the Republican nominee for all intents and purposes,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-Fla.) said on March 16. "The math is impossible any other candidate to take the nomination.”

Luján said Trump’s bid would help Democrats “expand the battlefield and win big in November” but declined to predict it would cost the GOP its House majority.

“Now that the Republican primary has taken shape, Trump will inflict more harm on down-ballot Republicans,” he said. "This is bad news for the GOP. As Trump continues to drive the narrative in offensive and unpredictable ways, Congressional Republicans will be unable to escape its impact."