Nation: DCCC Moves $1.5 Million to State Parties
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.