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War Chest of House Democrats Grows to $40 Million

The two House Congressional campaign committees added to their war chests during March, with the Democrats topping $40 million. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported it had receipts of $10,340,790 and disbursements of $4,511,496 during March, leaving $40,239,885 cash on hand on March 31st. The Committee raised $3.8 million from contributors giving $200 or less, and $3.7 million from those giving more than $200. The committee received $2.5 million from PACs and other committees, and $187,800 from joint fundraising committees. Indian tribes gave $249,700. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., gave $32,400. The committee spent $631,300 on payroll; $583,648 on telemarketing; 442,503 on postage; $334,909 on printing; $154,246 on list rentals; among other expenses. The committee spent $591,491 in March on independent expenditures against David Jolly in Florida's special election in the 13th Congressional District. The National Republican Congressional Committee reported receipts of $9,864,711 and disbursements of $3,491,151 during March, leaving $31,146,797 cash on hand. The committee raised $1.2 million from contributors giving $200 or less, and $3.7 million from those giving more than $200. The committee also received $1 million from joint fundraising committees, and $3.7 million from PACs and other committees. Indian tribes gave $282,600. The committee spent $379,501 on payroll; $379,294 on fundraising calls; $284,809 on postage; and $219,020 on list rental; among other expenses. The committee spent $120,750 on independent expenditures against Alex Sink, R-Fla., and $90,750 for David Jolly, R-Fla., in the Florida 13th District special election.