DCCC rakes in $14.4 million in December

DCCC rakes in $14.4 million in December
© Greg Nash

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raked in $14.4 million in the month of December, marking its best fundraising month of 2019. 

The latest numbers brought the committee’s 2019 fundraising total to $125 million.

Last month’s haul surpasses the committee’s November number of $9 million, as well as the $9.5 million the group raised in December of 2017 before the 2018 midterm elections.

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The group raised nearly $5 million of its most recent monthly total online. 

“We’ve got to hang on to this majority because we know what’s at stake in this majority. We’re going to play very, very aggressively what has been long-held Republican territory,” DCCC Chairwoman Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosThe Hill's Campaign Report: Biden asks if public can trust vaccine from Trump ahead of Election Day | Oklahoma health officials raised red flags before Trump rally DCCC dropping million on voter education program Clark rolls out endorsements in assistant Speaker race MORE (D-Ill.) told reporters at a briefing.

The news comes as Democrats look to grow their majority in the House, capitalizing on a number of Republican retirements, as well as defending members in districts President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden says voters should choose who nominates Supreme Court justice Trump, Biden will not shake hands at first debate due to COVID-19 Pelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act MORE won in 2016.

Democrats flipped 40 seats to retake control of the House in 2018. The group laid out 33 districts it is targeting to flip and added six more to its list in August.

The DCCC's announcement came after House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi: Trump Supreme Court pick 'threatens' Affordable Care Act Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for SCOTUS confirmation hearings before election Will Democrats attempt to pack the Supreme Court again? MORE (D-Calif.) said on Thursday that she would likely send articles of impeachment against President Trump to the Senate "soon" and Republican leaders indicated a trial could start there as soon as next week. Almost all the Democrats in districts Trump won in 2016 voted to impeach the president but Democrats have long maintained that the issue of impeachment is not top of voters' minds in the districts.