View Full Version : Democratic fundraising advantage for the House

David G
10-16-2018, 11:29 PM
And I'd guess we're gonna need every penny. If you have been thinking of donating... now would be good --


Democrats have taken in $252 million altogether in those races over the course of the campaign, versus $172 million for Republicans. The gap in small donors accounts for about 40 percent of the Democrats’ overall financial advantage.

Nicco Mele, director of Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public policy, said the breakout fund-raising by Democratic congressional candidates reflected a confluence of two forces: the steady growth of political giving online (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/02/us/politics/democratic-fundraising-midterm-elections.html) over more than a decade, and the unique passion of Democrats this year (https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/06/us/surge-in-democratic-candidates-for-the-house.html) to challenge Mr. Trump.

“We have been building toward this,” said Mr. Mele, a former political strategist who built online outreach campaigns. “I think when we look back, we will not see this year as an outlier.”

The flood of online donations on the Democratic side has reshaped the campaign for control of the House, diminishing the financial might Republicans expected to wield in the closing rounds of battle to keep their majority. Republicans have long enjoyed stronger support than Democrats among wealthy individual donors and much of the business community, and the party can still rely on a network of lavishly funded super PACs to blanket many districts with advertising in the coming weeks.

But the influx of Democratic donations touched every corner of the House map, from high-profile races in the suburbs of New York and California, to more rural, conservative-leaning stretches of Indiana, Kansas and Alaska....

Lew Barrett
10-17-2018, 04:28 AM
“I really care. Do you?”

Can’t think of a better way to insure a brighter future and there’s only one thing better than donating to your fave Dem: Churros with chocolate!