House Democrats' campaign arm raises over $29 million in second quarter

House Democrats' campaign arm raises over $29 million in second quarter
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House Democrats’ campaign committee raised more than $29 million in the past three months, according to a person familiar with the fundraising numbers.

In June alone, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) brought in $12.5 million. The average donation size was $19. 

“The stakes are too high for any of us to take an inch for granted as we work to protect and grow the most diverse House majority in American history,” said Rep. 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 (Ill.), the chairwoman of the DCCC.

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“While Washington Republicans attack Americans’ ability to afford their health care and President TrumpDonald John TrumpRouhani says Iran will never seek nuclear weapons Trump downplays seriousness of injuries in Iran attack after US soldiers treated for concussions Trump says Bloomberg is 'wasting his money' on 2020 campaign MORE throws our country further into chaos with every 6 a.m. tweet, we’ve been steadily making early, aggressive field investments to build a big battlefield from day one. And with grass-roots supporters on our side, we won’t stop as we work to earn every vote.”

The DCCC’s second-quarter fundraising numbers include more than $13.3 million in grass-roots contributions, the source said.

The DCCC outraised its Republican counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), in the first quarter of the year, raking in $32.45 million to the NRCC’s $25.1 million. 

The latest fundraising disclosure bodes well for Democrats as they seek to hold onto — and expand — the House majority they won in the 2018 midterm elections.

Democrats are eyeing a total of 33 Republican-held congressional districts, at least for now.

— Updated at 8:14 a.m.