House Dems raise $20M in record online fundraising haul

House Dems raise $20M in record online fundraising haul
© Victoria Sarno Jordan

House Democrats’ campaign arm has raised $20 million online so far in 2017, shattering its previous fundraising haul from the last off-year, according to a Thursday announcement.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $20 million in the first several months of the year, which is more than the committee raised in the entirety of 2015 — when the Democrats raised $19.7 million.

So far in 2017, the DCCC's average contribution has been $18, and 2.2 million people have joined the grassroots list since the beginning of the year, with 156,000 first-time donors.


House Democrats’ fundraising comes as the party looks ahead to the 2018 midterm elections and hopes to turn special elections in Montana and Georgia into upsets.

“The DCCC is actively building the largest battleground in a decade, and that’s a testament to the grassroots energy that we’re witnessing every day, in every corner of America,” said DCCC spokesman Tyler Law.

“Our record smashing grassroots, online fundraising haul is further evidence that House Democrats are on offense while Republicans are in a full meltdown.”

NBC News first reported the DCCC’s record online fundraising.

House Republicans have broken their own fundraising records, too. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced Wednesday it raised $10 million in April, extending its fundraising record for the fourth straight month.

If Democrats want to take back the House majority next year, they will need to flip at least 24 seats. The party is already feeling emboldened by the momentum in the special elections and the fallout from the GOP’s controversial bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare.