Bustos: “We won’t stop as we work to earn every vote”
Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a record-breaking 2nd quarter, with $29.2 million raised, outpacing any previous off-year Q2, and rounding out the strongest first six months of an off-year in DCCC history.
This announcement follows the DCCC’s record-breaking first quarter of 2019, when the DCCC outraised the NRCC $32.45M to $25.1M, and brings the DCCC’s total raised in the first six months of 2019 to $61.7 million. The DCCC’s second quarter report is anchored by over $13.3 million in grassroots contributions, with an average online gift of $19. This continues to build on the DCCC’s strong support from grassroots donors who show their support online, over the phone, and through the mail.
“The stakes are too high for any of us to take an inch for granted as we work to protect and grow the most diverse House Majority in American history,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “While Washington Republicans attack Americans’ ability to afford their health care and President Trump throws our country further into chaos with every 6am tweet, we’ve been steadily making early, aggressive field investments to build a big battlefield from day one. And with grassroots supporters on our side, we won’t stop as we work to earn every vote.”
Since the start of 2019, the DCCC has launched:
- An Offensive Battlefield of 33 GOP-held seats– Chairwoman Bustos believes the best defense is a strong offense which is why the DCCC began 2019 by taking the fight to the Washington Republicans.
- The Democratic Frontline Program– With a House Majority for the first time since 2010, building a modern Frontline program from the ground up was a top priority for the DCCC early this year. The DCCC has already elevated 44 Democratic Members of Congress to participate in our Frontline program.
- March Forward– In an early boots-on-the-ground effort, the DCCC launched a new program to hire and train 60 grassroots field managers in dozens of communities across America.
- DCCC:Texas– With six targeted GOP-held seats in the Lone Star State, the DCCC made a bold move to put a new headquarters in Austin with eight senior staffers.