The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee easily outpaced the National Republican Congressional Committee in November fundraising in large part because of big giving from its much larger membership.
The DCCC received $978,000 of its $3.6 million in November receipts in the form of transfers from the campaign committees of House Democrats, according to a CQ Politics analysis of a fundraising report recently filed with the Federal Election Commission. The NRCC received about $300,000 from its membership in November, when it raised $2.3 million.
In keeping with tradition, Democratic leaders were the biggest donors to the DCCC last month. Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.) transferred $200,000 to the DCCC and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.) each gave $100,000.
Pelosi has transferred $800,000 in campaign funds to the DCCC this year, followed by Clyburn’s $785,000 and Hoyer’s $685,000.
Four House Democrats gave $50,000 to the DCCC: Reps. John Larson (Conn.), chairman of the Democratic Caucus; Louise Slaughter (N.Y.), chairwoman of the Rules Committee; Henry Waxman (Calif.), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee; and Xavier Becerra (Calif.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus.
On the Republican side, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), vice chairwoman of the Republican Conference, transferred $60,000 last month to the NRCC. Rep. Hal Rogers (Ky.) gave $38,000, and Rep. Jeff Miller (Fla.) donated $25,000.