Politics Trump Effect: Dems Shatter Fundraising Records

21:06  14 april  2017
21:06  14 april  2017 Source:   NBC News

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"Our record -breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the It's the latest evidence that antipathy toward President Donald Trump is a boon for Democratic fundraising efforts.

We were also amazed and excited to see that the number of groups raising money on ActBlue was more than double the number that fundraised during Q1 2013. Trump Effect : Dems Shatter Fundraising Records - WXXV 25.

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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $31 million in the first three months of the year, setting a record for the group's typically sluggish early cash chase.

"Our record-breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the Affordable Care Act," said DCCC Spokesman Tyler Law. "The massive amount of small-dollar, online donations — much of which came from first time donors — provides another clear sign that the grassroots energy is behind House Democrats this cycle."

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In an NBC News piece titled: " Trump Effect : Dems Shatter Fundraising Records ," Alex Seitz-Wald writes that during the first three months of 2017, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) " raised million setting a record for the group's typically sluggish early cash chase."

"Our record -breaking fundraising is a clear reflection of the urgency that people have towards fighting back against a reckless Republican agenda, including ongoing efforts to rip apart the It's the latest evidence that antipathy toward President Donald Trump is a boon for Democratic fundraising efforts.

The haul was fueled by a surge in online contributions, including 121,000 new donors, according to the campaign arm of House Democrats.

It's the latest evidence that antipathy toward President Donald Trump is a boon for Democratic fundraising efforts.

ActBlue, a service that collects money on behalf of hundreds of Democratic candidates, reported raising $112 million in the first quarter of the year from 4 million contributions. It took the group almost eight years to process that many contributions after its founding in 2004.

Well-known Democrats like Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) also have touted unusually strong fundraising, while Jon Ossoff, the Democrat in next week's special election in Georgia, brought in an unprecedented $8.3 million in first three months of the year.

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Dems wouldn't have 2 raise an inordinate amt of money if we got 1 peek at Donny's taxes. How can anything that massaged remain that private? I hope we can do better than just fundraising .

Donald Trump . His fundraising network is vast, helped tremendously by twice running the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Several Democratic operatives expressed optimism that the two Democrats would combine their strengths to rake in a record amount of cash.

The DCCC's cash infusion will likely increase pressure on the party organ invest more in upcoming special congressional elections.

The DCCC made only a small, last-minute push in this week's election in Kansas, where Democrat James Thompson's surprisingly strong performance led Democrats to say the party should have done more.

Still, the Democrats were out-raised by their Republican counterparts. Parties in power typically have more success fundraising and the National Republican Congressional Committee took in $36 million over the same period.

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The Democrats warn they will "press for legislation" if he doesn't.Democratic Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.), Tom Udall (N.M.), Tom Carper (Del.), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Elizabeth Warren (Mass.), Ed Markey (Mass.) and Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) sent a letter to President Trump warning that "secrecy is becoming the hallmark of the Trump White House.

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