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Thread: House Dems Smash Fundraising Records

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    Veteran Member EnigmaO01's Avatar
    Mar 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    House Democrats have already raised more money in online contributions this year ahead of the midterms than they did during all of 2015, the most recently comparable year, a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee official told NBC News.

    The unusual fundraising haul is the latest sign that President Donald Trump is motivating Democrats in extraordinary ways as the party looks to win back the 24 seats it needs to retake the House of Representatives in next year's midterm elections and put Rep. Nancy Pelosi back in the Speaker's chair.

    The DCCC raised $20 million in online contributions since the start of the year from contributions averaging just $18, according to the group, beating the $19.7 million the committee raised during 2015, the last off-year ahead of an election year. The campaign arm of House Democrats said more than 2.2 million people joined the committee's grassroots email lists since the beginning of January, including 156,00 new donors.

    House Dems Smash Fundraising Records Ahead of Midterms - NBC News

    And it looks like they have several great recruits for 2018.

    Democrats are looking to turn the Donald Trump resistance movement into an army of candidates to try to take back the House in 2018. Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee leaders have already met with 255 potential candidates across 64 districts, convinced that the shifting political environment has opened new opportunities that they’ll chase in next year’s midterms.

    A rough profile of their ideal candidate has started to emerge: veterans, preferably with small business experience too. They’d like as many of them to be women or people who’ve never run for office before — and having young children helps.

    While winning the majority would require a tidal wave in 2018, Democratic recruiters are giddy over the surge in energy and interest among potential candidates, and they are starting the process earlier than ever.

    This past Saturday, candidates preparing to be in the first round of campaign announcements quietly made their way to DCCC headquarters in Washington for the first pre-launch boot camp, following several staff training sessions. Half the attendees were women, and half were veterans, according to a DCCC official. They’ll formalize the focus on recruiting veterans on Tuesday, with a meeting at headquarters between DCCC leaders and Vote Vets, a liberal group focused on veterans’ issues, convened by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), herself a veteran who was one of the Democrats to flip a Senate seat last year.

    Democrats recruit veterans early for 2018 battle - POLITICO

    It will only take flipping 24 seats. Some in CA - where Issa for sure is going to get voted out.
    Just remember if you donate they will hound you for the rest of your life. (Both parties).

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    Moderator HayJenn's Avatar
    Jul 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by EnigmaO01 View Post
    Just remember if you donate they will hound you for the rest of your life. (Both parties).
    Tell me about it. When I donated to Obama the email's never stopped. I finally had to flag them for my spam folder.

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    Member fenrir's Avatar
    Feb 2016

    Yoknapatawpha County
    Quote Originally Posted by Minotaur View Post
    Nah. Republicans only have the older retired vets as seen by tea party gatherings. There is a larger subset of younger vets that can bring something new to the environment. If that is who Dems are reaching out to, it is a win-win.
    If they hope to reach out to the white working class they'll need more than just young veterans. They'll have to change their political platform to better address the problems important to them.

    I just don't see that happening with the current democratic leadership's dedication to the wealthy of this country.

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