Clinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates

Clinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP America departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump MORE has waded further into the 2018 midterm elections, donating $5,000 to 19 different Democratic House candidates.

Clinton made the maximum contribution to each candidate through her political organization, Onward Together. She also chipped in $5,000 to four different secretary of state candidates up for election in November, according to campaign finance filings with the Federal Election Commission.

CNN first reported that of the 19 House candidates to receive support from Clinton, 11 are running to unseat incumbent Republicans in districts she won in the 2016 presidential election.


Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, told CNN that the former presidential candidate and secretary of State is trying to work in concert with the Democratic Party, adding that there “has never been a more important midterm election.” 

Among the candidates Clinton is supporting is Mike Levin, who is hoping to topple Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaHouse Republicans urge opposition to vaccine patent waiver Republicans need to stop Joe Biden's progressive assault on America Mellman: Biden's smart bipartisan message MORE (R-Calif.) in November, as well as Harley Rouda, who is running against Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherOn The Trail: The political losers of 2020 California was key factor in House GOP's 2020 success GOP's Steel wins California House race after Democrat Rouda concedes MORE (R-Calif.).

Clinton has yet to make an appearance on the campaign trail ahead of November’s midterms, though she has remained politically active since losing to President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE in the 2016 election.

Clinton has given multiple speeches and been critical via Twitter of the president's rhetoric and his administration's policies.

Trump has also ensured Clinton remains relevant, as he occasionally questions why she is not under investigation for her use of a private email server as secretary of State during diatribes against the special counsel's Russia investigation.

A faction of conservative lawmakers has pressed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsOne quick asylum fix: How Garland can help domestic violence survivors Biden fills immigration court with Trump hires Trump admin got phone records of WaPo reporters covering Russia probe: report MORE to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Clinton. He has thus far declined to do so.