Obama to Headline June Fundraiser for DSCC, DCCC
President Barack Obama will hold his first fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on June 18, according to a party source. The location of that event has yet to be decided.News of Obama’s first major event for House and Senate Democrats comes as both committees showed a combined $19 million in debt at the end of March.Still, the Democratic Congressional committees raised a staggering $15 million in March while their Republican counterparts pulled in a healthy $10 million, according to monthly fundraising reports being filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.The DCCC raised about $10.2 million in March but was also busy spending about $9.8 million during a month that ended with the still-undecided special election in New York’s 20th district. As of March 31, the House committee had $3.34 million in cash on hand and $8 million in debt.The DSCC raised $5 million in March and spent about $1.5 million. The Senate committee posted $7.2 million in cash on hand but nearly $10.9 million in debt as of March 31.The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Monday that it raised $5.27 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced that it took in $4.94 million in March. The NRCC more than doubled its take from February, while the NRSC nearly doubled what it reported raising in the previous month.The House Republicans’ campaign arm had $3.2 million in the bank with $5 million in debt at the end of last month. The NRSC reported $2.27 million in cash on hand as of March 31, with $1 million in debt.The NRCC announced last month that its annual dinner, which was headlined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, raised $6 million. The NRSC’s annual dinner, featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was expected to bring in about $2 million.