Pelosi raises nearly $50 million during 2017 for House Dems

Pelosi raises nearly $50 million during 2017 for House Dems
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House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiAre Democrats turning Trump-like? Pelosi hits Trump, Netanyahu for 'weakness' amid tensions over Omar and Tlaib In Hong Kong, the need for peaceful persistence MORE (D-Calif.) brought in nearly $50 million during 2017 for House Democrats, Politico reported early Monday.

Pelosi raised $49.5 million last year and had 204 fundraising events in 43 cities, according to the news outlet.

Politico added that $47.6 million went directly to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

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Pelosi in 2015 raised $40.1 million, it noted.

 

House Democrats are planning to take aim at more than 100 congressional districts that are held by Republicans in this year's midterm elections.

The plans from the DCCC would expand the number of battleground districts to the largest number in at least a decade.

Democrats need a net gain of 24 seats to win back the House.

Pelosi has been a fierce critic of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump watching 'very closely' as Portland braces for dueling protests WaPo calls Trump admin 'another threat' to endangered species Are Democrats turning Trump-like? MORE and his actions over the past several months.

Last week, she delivered a marathon speech on the House floor to call on the chamber to take up legislation extending legal protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, known as "Dreamers."

The record-setting speech clocked in at eight hours and seven minutes, and hinged on a plea to Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanEmbattled Juul seeks allies in Washington Ex-Parkland students criticize Kellyanne Conway Latina leaders: 'It's a women's world more than anything' MORE (R-Wis.) to consider legislation enshrining the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law.