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Fundraising momentum builds: DCCC raises $7.85M in strongest Presidential cycle off-year April in its history

Small dollar donors power DCCC’s April haul, with average online gift of $19

Today the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it raised a record breaking $7.85 million in April, outpacing any previous Presidential cycle off-year April in DCCC history.

This announcement follows the DCCC’s record breaking first quarter of 2019; outraising the NRCC $32.45M to $25.1M. The DCCC’s April fundraising report is anchored by over $4 million in small dollar contributions, with an average online gift of $19. This continues to build on the DCCC’s strong support from grassroots donors giving online, on the phones, and through the mail.

“We are working every day to fortify and grow our new House majority, and with the support of grassroots donors from every part of the country, we’re on course to do just that,” said DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos. “Our supporters know what’s at stake: this Democratic House majority is the only check on President Trump and Republicans in Washington who are happy to rubberstamp the President’s dangerous attacks on health care. With the support of our grassroots donors, we have made early field investments across our offensive and defensive battlefield and are giving voters in once ruby red districts the opportunity to elect a Democrat as their Representative for the first time in a generation.”

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 the 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. This year the DCCC has 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 train and hire 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.


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