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 PelosiCutting tariffs is better than cutting payroll taxes to boost the economy Pelosi speaks with Israeli president after Trump controversy In debate over internet speech law, pay attention to whose voices are ignored 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 TrumpSarah Huckabee Sanders becomes Fox News contributor The US-Iranian scuffle over a ship is a sideshow to events in the Gulf South Korea: US, North Korea to resume nuclear talks 'soon' 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 RyanSoaring deficits could put Trump in a corner if there's a recession Paul Ryan moving family to Washington Embattled Juul seeks allies in Washington MORE (R-Wis.) to consider legislation enshrining the protections of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program into law.