Campaign 2010

Apr 14, 2008

DCCC Announces It Has $44.3 COH

Chairman Chris Van Hollen today announced the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $20 million for the first quarter of 2008, ha$44.3 million cash on hand and hano debt.


“The American people are energized and inspired by the strong candidates for change we’ve recruited across the country,” Chairman Van Hollen said. “Our strong grassroots support stems from Democrats’ continuing fight to take America in a New Direction by strengthening our economy, changing course in Iraq, and restoring the American Dream to middle class families, but there is much more work to do.  We need a Democratic president and a strong Democratic majority to move our country forward.”


Building on 2007’s record grassroots support, enthusiasm continued to grow during the first quarter of 2008.  The DCCC had the highest grassroots fundraising quarter of the 2008 cycle tripling our grassroots fundraising from the same time last year.   The DCCC has also more than doubled the number of grassroots activists and supporters, growing our list to well more than 2 million supporters. 


The DCCC’s fundraising reflects a five year trend of growing our base and enthusiasm for Speaker Pelosi’s leadership, House Democrats’ New Direction agenda, and the DCCC’s strategic approach to growing our majority. As a result of this strong performance, the DCCC has remained on offense this cycle – putting more than 50 Republican seats from all over the country in play. 


Van Hollen concluded, “The DCCC will remain on offense and work to ensure that we have the resources we need to take advantage of the opportunities we have.”