Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee
|Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee|
|Leadership:||Steve Israel, Chairman|
The Frontline Program is a partnership between the DCCC and members of congress designed to protect vulnerable Democratic incumbents. Members of the program are required to sign a memorandum that requires them to meet aggressive fundraising goals, accelerate volunteer and recruitment efforts, and increase their online networking.
DCCC chairman Steve Israel said the following about the Frontline Program, "We call this program Frontline for a reason – these Members are on the vanguard of protecting and expanding the middle class. While the 2014 campaign will be dominated by a strong offense taking on the Tea Party Republican Congress, our success begins with our Members. These battle-tested men and women have proven time and again that they can win because no one better reflects the values of their districts. Under the leadership of Representative Tim Walz, the Frontline Program will multiply Members’ strengths, and make sure they are positioned to compete and win – so they can continue to address the problems facing America’s middle class."
The following table displays the current members of the Frontline Program.
The DCCC gained an early fundraising advantage in the first quarter of 2013. It outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee $22.6 million to $17.5 million. Party strategists attribute the edge to Democrats' advantage in Internet fundraising and small-dollar donations. Additionally vulnerable Democratic incumbents are leading their endangered Republican counterparts in a majority of races.
As of July 14, the DCCC had raised $96,754,717 and spent $70,064,229, leaving $27,496,113 cash on hand. Aas of October 2012, the DCCC had raised $53.3 million from small donations during the election cycle -- which was $15 million more than during the entire 2010 election.
On October 24, 2012, the DCCC borrowed $17 million to spend during the remainder of the 2012 elections. First reported in Politico, the money is intended to balance out the bombardment of GOP ads in the media. According to a report in The Washington Post, House Republicans have been able to spend more money during the election cycle.
Red to Blue
The DCCC's Red to Blue list highlights seats currently held by Republicans that the DCCC is trying to change to Democratic. These races have received the bulk of the funding from the DCCC.
- Successful (Democrat won): 28/55 (50.9%)
- Unsuccessful (Republican won): 27/55 (49.1%)
In October 2012, the DCCC reported that it had raised $35.1 million in the final quarter of the 2012 congressional campaign. It was reported as the biggest quarter in DCCC history.
As of July 14, the DCCC had spent $3.5 million on independent expenditures in 77 races, supporting Democratic candidates or opposing Republican ones.
|Recipient||State||Total||Spent In Support of Dems||Spent in Opposition to Dems||Spent In Support of Repubs||Spent in Opposition to Repubs|
|Suzanne Bonamici (D)||Oregon||$660,160||$660,160||$0||$0||$0|
|Rob Cornilles (R)||Oregon||$659,240||$0||$0||$0||$659,240|
|Jesse Kelly (R)||Arizona||$528,265||$0||$0||$0||$528,265|
|David Weprin (D)||New York||$268,930||$268,930||$0||$0||$0|
|Bob Turner (R)||New York||$257,123||$0||$0||$0||$257,123|
|Jane Corwin (R)||New York||$133,374||$0||$0||$0||$133,374|
|Jack Davis (R)||New York||$133,374||$0||$0||$0||$133,374|
|Julia Brownley (D)||California||$67,199||$67,199||$0||$0||$0|
|Kathy Hochul (D)||New York||$63,736||$67,042||-$3,306||$0||$0|
|Rick Berg (R)||North Dakota||$35,594||$0||$0||$0||$35,594|
The top 5 donors to the DCCC as of June 4, 2012 are as follows.
|Nancy Pelosi for Congress||$770,255|
|Hoyer for Congress||$720,000|
|Becerra for Congress||$450,000|
|Larson for Congress||$330,000|
|Allyson Schwartz for Congress||$300,000|
The top 5 industries donating to the DCCC as of June 4, 2012 are as follows.
|Securities & Investment||$2,609,785.00|
|Rep. Steve Israel||Chairman|
|Rep. Allyson Schwartz||Recruiting and Candidate Services Chair|
|Rep. Jim Himes||Frontline Program Chair|
|Rep. Donna Edwards||Red to Blue Program Chair|
|Rep. Jared Polis||Red to Blue Program Chair|
|Rep. Karen Bass||Women LEAD Co-Chair|
|Rep. Jackie Speier||Women LEAD Co-Chair|
|Rep. Joseph Crowley||DCCC National Finance Chair|
This section displays the most recent stories in a google news search for the term "Democratic + Congressional + Campaign + Committee"
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- House campaign committees further gear up for 2014 - NBCNews.com (blog)
- Democrats gain early fundraising edge over Republicans - The Hill
- DCCC Targets Florida to Give Pelosi House Control - Sunshine State News
- Obama lending fundraising muscle to congressional Democrats - Washington Post - Washington Post (blog)
- DCCC Piles On in South Carolina - National Journal (blog)
- Obama's scandal atmosphere and 2014 Democratic recruitment efforts. - RedState
- Florida legislators are friends but don't see eye to eye on health care - Tampabay.com (blog)
- Tom Kacich: Illinois' openness still merits bad grade - Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
- NRCC calls on Dems to return campaign contributions from IRS union - Daily Caller
- Insurers say prepare for bad weather - Asbury Park Press
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- ↑ DCCC "About," Accessed July 14, 2012
- ↑ Buzzfeed "The 2014 Election Began On Election Night For House Democrats," November 27, 2012
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, "DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Announces 2013-2014 Frontline Members," March 5, 2013
- ↑ The Hill, "Democrats gain early fundraising edge," April 22, 2013
- ↑ Sunlight Foundation "Outside spenders' return on investment," November 9, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Total Raised," Accessed July 14, 2012
- ↑ Washington Post "In a super PAC world, Democrats win using small donors," October 10, 2012
- ↑ Politico "Democrats borrow $17 million for final House push," October 24, 2012
- ↑ Washington Post "Democrats borrow $17 million for House races," October 24, 2012
- ↑ DCCC, "Red to Blue 2012"
- ↑ Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee "BREAKING: DCCC’S BIGGEST QUARTER EVER, OUTRAISED NRCC BY $4.2M IN Q3 AND $2.9M IN SEPTEMBER ALONE," October 15, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Independent Expenditures," Accessed July 14, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Top Contributors," Accessed July 14, 2012
- ↑ Open Secrets "Top Contributors," Accessed July 14, 2012
- ↑ DCCC "Leadership," Accessed July 14, 2012