$2.81M raised online in October; average online gift $18
Through October $36.76M online in 2017 compared to $19.7M online in all of 2015
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today announced record-breaking fundraising for October of the off year. In October, the DCCC raised $7.68M compared to $5.4M in October of 2015. Reflecting the grassroots energy behind House Democrats, the committee raised $2.81M online in October with an average gift of $18. Over 60% of the total raised this month came from grassroots donations online and through direct marketing.
Overall, the DCCC has raised over $89M total in 2017 with a full $36.76M coming from online donations. Over 240,000 first-time online donors contributed to this total. In 2017, the DCCC has received over 2.52M individual gifts under $200 both online and through direct marketing.
Despite full Republican control of Washington, the DCCC outraised the NRCC five months in a row (May-Sep) and overall in 2017.
“With the House in play, another record-breaking month of fundraising for the DCCC is a clear sign that the grassroots energy behind House Democrats is only growing stronger,” said DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján. “Given that establishment Republicans are pushing a deeply unpopular Tax Scam and a constant healthcare repeal effort, it’s understandable why there is such a strong grassroots backlash to Republicans while Democrats are fielding great candidates across the largest battlefield in a decade.”