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DCCC Raised $100M Online

A Democratic dark-money group has quietly funneled $30 million into the midterms.

Nov. 1, 2018, 11:14 a.m.

The DCCC “has raised more than $100 million online in the 2018 election cycle.” It “passed the nine-figure mark on Tuesday, one week out from Election Day, with an average donation of $19, according to a committee aide. The committee had raised $67 million online by this point in the 2016 election, its previous record year.”

“The DCCC’s digital department spent the past two years leaping on big news moments to bring in digital dollars to the committee. The committee raised about $1.2 million online around Trump’s inauguration and the women’s marches that immediately followed, the DCCC aide said; $720,000 following Senate Republicans’ vote to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) during debate over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ confirmation; and $887,000 during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings.” (Politico)

DEM DARK MONEY. "[A]n opaquely named Democratic organization, the Hub Project ... is on track to spend nearly $30 million since 2017 pressuring members of Congress in their districts. The great bulk of its funding has come from so-called dark money — funds from donors who are not legally required to reveal their names. With that money" it "set up an array of affiliate groups around the country, many with vaguely sympathetic names like Keep Iowa Healthy, New Jersey for a Better Future and North Carolinians for a Fair Economy. The Hub Project then used them to mobilize volunteers and run advertising on policy issues against Republican members of Congress many months before the election. ... The quiet onslaught embodied two of the most important strategic choices by Democrats in the 2018 elections — putting health care and taxes at the core of their message, and using invigorated fund-raising on the left to challenge Republicans even in conservative-leaning areas." (New York Times)

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