Nation: DCCC Moves $1.5 Million to State Parties

Posted September 21, 2010 at 7:10pm

The respective party campaign committees filed their August fundraising reports Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by $1.7 million for the month, but the reports had some other interesting nuggets.

The NRCC spent $959,000 on independent expenditures during the month. The DCCC spent just $50,000.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) transferred $150,000 to the DCCC from her personal campaign committee on Aug. 31. The Speaker has given the DCCC about $1.4 million from her Nancy Pelosi for Congress committee this cycle.

Other Democratic leaders who transferred $150,000 to the DCCC in August were DCCC Chairman Chris Van Hollen (Md.) and Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.). Rep. Joe Crowley (N.Y.) transferred $125,000 to the DCCC from his campaign committee, while Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (Calif.) wrote a $100,000 check.

On the Republican side, Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) transferred $400,000 from his Boehner for Speaker political action committee to the NRCC on Aug. 31. His Speaker PAC also helped funnel $116,000 in conduit contributions to the committee.

Members who transferred $100,000 each to the committee last month were: NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas), Republican Conference Chairman Mike Pence (Ind.) and Reps. David Drier (Calif.), Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and John Mica (Fla.).

Two Members gave more than $100,000 — Oklahoma Rep. Frank Lucas ($140,000) and California Rep. Ed Royce ($130,000).

The DCCC made nearly $1.5 million in transfers to state Democratic parties during the month. Among the top recipients were the Ohio Democratic Party, which received about $196,000; the Arizona Democratic Party, which received about $142,000; and the Democratic Executive Committee of Florida, which received $132,000.