Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $19.6 million in the first three months of 2011, a sizable amount as they try to regain the House majority in the 2012 elections.
The DCCC used the contributions to help slice $11.5 million off its debt, which stood at $19.5 million at the beginning of the year. As of March, the close of the first quarter fundraising period, the DCCC's debt was $8 million.
Further details will be released later by New York Rep. Steve Israel, who chairs the DCCC.
"This is the strongest off-year first quarter in DCCC history," said a DCCC official.
While the republicans are waiting for their money from the Kochs and foreign corporations, it looks like the workers and middle class are getting fired up for the democrats in 2012.
I am going to send some money to DNC....for Obama's re-election....period....Because, I care for America and it's citizenry...that's it...I am not full time employed...either....o.k.
Raised the money? or talked the middle class into giving them their last dollar!
Why is it no one talks about how much we spend fighting three wars?
Good news, Now is the time for all Democrats to stand up for their Country, may God bless the American people and deliver us from the Tea Party whose numbers are not the majority.
When I se that that much money was raised in such a short time, indications are that there are that many folks ready to see the GOP "tidal wave" backwash it's reps back out to the sea of has beens they came from. Had your chance to show how f'd up your views are and scare us just enough to really not want you there much longer than necessary. All abord the "THANKS BUT, NO THANKS" campaign against the party of let the market decide and privetize everything. They had thier chance to prove they weren't the same party they used to be and have decided to use us to push their social agendas thru the budget. The elderly (a large chunk of our population who are also largely poor) will be sooooo screwed if Dems don't take house back. Seems like a fetus is more important than someone has lived a full life contributing to the country by more than just existing.