House Dems haul in record donations for February

House Dems haul in record donations for February
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The campaign arm of House Democrats said it raised $11.6 million last month, more than in any previous February.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) said $4.6 million of that total came from grass-roots donors, including $3 million through online donations.


The average online donation during February was $18.

“Democrats across America aren’t wasting a second to protect and expand our new majority,” DCCC Chairwoman Cheri BustosCheryl (Cheri) Lea BustosEnergized by polls, House Democrats push deeper into GOP territory Cook Report shifts 12 House races, all but one toward Democrats Calls grow for Democrats to ramp up spending in Texas MORE (Ill.) said in a statement. 

“The fact that we just had our strongest February in the history of the DCCC shows that our momentum is only growing. I’m proud to lead a DCCC that’s supported by grassroots donors who believe in bringing down the cost of health care, raising wages for everyday Americans, and holding Washington Republicans accountable for their culture of corruption.”

Monthly reports for committees are due Wednesday. The National Republican Congressional Committee has not shared their February figures yet.

The DCCC's $11.6 million raised is a significant bump from January, when they raised $7.2 million.

Democrats retook the House majority in last year's midterm elections.