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Pelosi raised $16.1 million in first quarter of 2018

Pelosi raised $16.1 million in first quarter of 2018
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOn The Money: Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion | Yellen says Trump attacks threaten Fed | Affordable housing set for spotlight in 2020 race Deficit hits six-year high of 9 billion: Treasury GOP has not done a good job of selling economic achievements, says ex-Trump adviser MORE (D-Calif.) raised $16.1 million in the first three months of 2018, her campaign office announced on Monday.

Of that total, Pelosi raised $15.4 million directly for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which is tasked with helping the party take back control of the House.

Pelosi, who has held 71 fundraising events, has brought in a total of $66.7 million as of the end of March. The prolific fundraiser has raised $659.6 million for Democrats since she became part of Democratic leadership in 2002.

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That’s compared to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanElection Countdown: Cruz, O'Rourke fight at pivotal point | Ryan hitting the trail for vulnerable Republicans | Poll shows Biden leading Dem 2020 field | Arizona Senate debate tonight Paul Ryan to campaign for 25 vulnerable House Republicans GOP super PAC pushes back on report it skipped ad buys for California's Rohrabacher, Walters MORE (R-Wis.), who raised $11 million in first-quarter fundraising, according to Politico. He has raised a total of $54 million this cycle and transferred $40 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

Pelosi's fundraising haul will give a boost to House Democrats, who are targeting more than 100 GOP-held seats in the fall. Democrats need to flip 23 seats in order to regain the majority in the lower chamber.

Should Democrats win back the majority, Pelosi would have a shot at another term as Speaker. But another turn with the gavel is no sure thing, as a few Democrats running for the House have promised that they will not vote for her as Speaker.