The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $11.3 million in May, exceeding its monthly total at the same point during the last election cycle by more than $3 million.
The committee raised $3.3 million in total from online donations, according to figures shared first with Roll Call. Democrats say the amount of online donations — which involve 360,000 first-time donors so far this election cycle — are indicative of energy among the party base.
“The outpouring of support from grassroots donors is further evidence that Democrats are unified behind the goal of taking back the House,” DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico said in a statement. “While it’s clear that Democrats will be outspent by Republican dark secret outside groups, California demonstrated that the DCCC will not be out-organized or out-worked in the midterms.”
The DCCC has raised more than $162 million since the beginning of the election cycle, exceeding the committee’s overall haul at the same point in 2016, which was $110 million. The committee ended May with nearly $61 million in cash on hand. At this point in the 2016, the DCCC had $51 million on hand.
Monthly campaign committee fundraising numbers, though, are not necessarily reliable indicators of which party will succeed in November.
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