Clinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates

Clinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates
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Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonLewandowski on potential NH Senate run: If I run, 'I'm going to win' Fighter pilot vs. astronaut match-up in Arizona could determine control of Senate Progressive Democrats' turnout plans simply don't add up 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 IssaThe Hill's Morning Report — US strikes approved against Iran pulled back Darrell Issa eyes return to Congress Trump's 2020 campaign strategy is to be above the law MORE (R-Calif.) in November, as well as Harley Rouda, who is running against Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump, Biden go toe-to-toe in Iowa Ex-GOP lawmakers are face of marijuana blitz Former GOP Rep. Rohrabacher joins board of cannabis company 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 John TrumpO'Rourke: Trump driving global, U.S. economy into recession Manchin: Trump has 'golden opportunity' on gun reforms Objections to Trump's new immigration rule wildly exaggerated 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 SessionsDOJ should take action against China's Twitter propaganda Lewandowski says he's 'happy' to testify before House panel The Hill's Morning Report — Trump and the new Israel-'squad' controversy MORE to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Clinton. He has thus far declined to do so.