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Pelosi raises record $87M in 2019

Pelosi raises record $87M in 2019
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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOvernight Energy: Lake Mead's decline points to scary water future in West | White House leads opposition to raising gas tax | Biden taps ex-New Mexico lawmaker for USDA post Trump against boycotting Beijing Olympics in 2022 House Democrats' campaign arm raises almost million in May MORE (D-Calif.) raised more than $87 million for Democratic candidates in 2019, her office announced Thursday morning.

The record figure represents a $37.6 million increase from the $49.5 million she raised in 2017, it noted, adding that the fundraising haul included $75 million raised directly for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Pelosi's office said she held 181 fundraising events in 54 cities. 

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“Speaker Pelosi’s significant record-breaking fundraising haul for 2019 is a direct reflection of voters’ rising enthusiasm to expand our House Democratic Majority that’s been delivering meaningful progress #ForThePeople, take back the Senate and elect a Democratic President,” Jorge Aguilar, executive director for Nancy Pelosi for Congress, tweeted Thursday morning.

Aguilar added that Pelosi has raised a total of $815.5 million since entering Democratic leadership in 2002.

By comparison, President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE's reelection campaign said earlier this month that it, along with the Republican National Committee and their associated groups brought in more than $154 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, and ended 2019 with nearly $195 million in the bank.