House Democrats Gave Nearly $1 Million to DCCC in November

Posted December 30, 2009 at 3:53pm

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.