The House Democrats’ campaign arm garnered more campaign donations in October than the Republicans when they launched an uphill battle to keep the party’s small majority.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm for House Democrats, brought in $ 11.7 million in October, according to the latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) applications – about two million more than its Republican counterpart.
Republican National Campaign Committee (NRCC) brought in $ 9.8 million according to the latest records from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Overall, the DCCC has outraised the NRCC in the first ten months of the year. The most recent application showed that the DCCC raised $ 118,157,460, while the NRCC raised $ 114,844,834.
The Republicans, however, knocked out the Democrats with cash on hand. The NRCC filing showed the committee has $ 67,695,442 on hand, while Democrats show $ 67,570,154 on hand. Both committees have zero debt.
All 435 members of the House are up for re-election, and 17 Democrats have already announced that they are resigning or running for another position, such as the Senate or in a local or state election – with more expected to announce retirement. Many of these members include many close associates of Nancy Pelosi and committee chairmen.
On the way into the election year, many polls have cast doubt on the Democrats’ ability to win elections, as Republicans have dominated the generic polls. Several polls have shown Republicans beating Democrats in a generic vote ahead of the election when respondents say who they would choose to represent them as Democrats continue to pass party-political agenda items, such as the infrastructure package and the Reconciliation Act.
Republicans have also enlisted the help of House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthys (R-CA). His latest application showed a record-breaking fundraising total of $ 57.8 million, which was tapped for the House Republicans, which he did in the first nine months of 2021. McCarthy at the time proclaimed his ability to raise huge sums with 13 months left before the choice.
Breitbart News has tracked Democrats’ mid-term chances and struggles to find new candidates willing to run for office and face public scrutiny. The Democratic Party has continued to be unsuccessful in finding some recruits to face tough choices as many of the incumbent members are planning their house exit.
Politics outlined that Democrats will also face redistribution, noting how Democrats used their last two elections (2018 and 2020) to boast of removing members in red districts who have become more competitive in recent years. “Now the Republicans are making many of those goals disappear completely from the battlefield,” Politics listed.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him further Twitter.