They’re scared. They are so scared.
The Democrats hold the House by five seats. The Senate is 50-50. President Joe Biden has dismal approval ratings.
Forecasts for 2022 are miserable for the Democrats.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, the House GOP’s main campaign arm, has $92.3 million. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) only has $59.2 million.
The election is in three weeks. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer are panicking.
Hoyer begged his Democratic colleagues to cough up more money to the DCCC, warning them that supposedly a lot of the GOP nominees haven’t accepted the 2020 presidential election.
Once again, I urge my colleagues to pay their dues to the DCCC. If, for example, all our non-Frontline members contributed 10% of their cash on hand, it would amount to almost an additional $23 million that we could use to protect and expand our Majority. With Speaker Pelosi’s generous pledge to match member contributions to the DCCC, that $23 million would double overnight.
Hoyer told the Democrats he has “seen the determination and energy of our Frontline incumbents and Red to Blue candidates firsthand.” He assured them that the candidates could win if they had the resources.
“Today I am sending another $100,000 to the DCCC which will bring me 30% above my dues goal,” wrote Hoyer.
Gotta use scare tactics. Our make-believe democracy (we are a REPUBLIC) is in danger:
If you also believe our democracy is imperiled and seek to remain in the majority next Congress, paying your dues is imperative. These dangerous times necessitate that none of us hold back resources. Together, we will prevail on Election Day so we can continue delivering results for the American people and creating opportunities for them to Make It In America.
The Frontline program helps “Democratic Members of Congress from the most competitive seats have both the resources and cutting-edge information they need to execute effective reelection campaigns.”
Pelosi expressed the same desire to Punchbowl News but had to ramble on about the GOP’s supposed “dark money” accounts:
→ The speaker on House Republicans’ success with “dark money”: As we said, one of the biggest storylines this cycle is the Congressional Leadership Fund’s success in raising massive piles of money to support House Republicans. CLF has drastically outraised House Majority PAC, the pro-Democrat super PAC. We asked Pelosi if this yawning money gap is a long-term problem for Democrats. Pelosi said she didn’t believe it was because Democratic candidates are still outraising their GOP opponents. But she said if Democrats retain their majority, they’ll pass a bill to change the way super PACs raise and spend money.
“We’ll have enough [money]. But our members have much more and [they can buy TV time at a cheaper rate]. I do think that when we win, we have to pass the bill that reduces the impact of that big, dark money because it just chokes and suffocates the airwaves. And that’s what they’re doing with their lies.”
Will Money Help?
Hoyer and Pelosi know the end is nigh because House Democrats have outraised House Republicans by 2 to 1. Politico reported this week:
Democratic candidates outraised their Republican opponents — in many cases by 2 to 1 margins — in 50 of the 65 most competitive House races in the third quarter of the year, according to a POLITICO analysis of campaign finance reports.
After two straight election cycles of getting pummeled by Democrats’ small-dollar donor army, Republicans took steps to close the fundraising gap last year. But Democratic candidates surged ahead again over the summer. In total, 61 Democratic House incumbents and hopefuls each raised more than $1 million between July 1 and September 30, while 34 GOP candidates crossed that threshold.
Democrats in “56 of the 65 most competitive races” have outspent the Republican candidates (emphasis mine):
That disparity is perhaps the widest in Nevada, where Democratic Reps. Susie Lee and Dina Titus spent $2.5 million and $1.6 million, respectively, in the third quarter. Neither of their opponents spent more than $300,000.
“The difference in incumbent Democrat-to-Republican candidate dollars is by far our biggest challenge in beating vulnerable Democrats,” said Dan Conston, the president of the Congressional Leadership Fund.
Slotkin, for example, spent $2.9 million on advertising during the third quarter compared to $525,000 for her GOP challenger, state Sen. Tom Barrett. The incumbent Democrat has another $1.3 million on TV booked between now and Election Day, while Barrett’s campaign has only $36,000 booked, according to AdImpact. Outside groups on both sides also have millions booked in the district.
Outside groups? You want to talk about “dark money” then let’s talk about George Soros.
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