Sen. Hillary Clinton transferred $2.1 million from her Senate re-election account to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on 10/5. She also gave $250K to the DCCC and $150K to the New York State Democratic Party. (Hotline sources)
is this in addition to the $1 million she was supposed to give earlier? It's unclear, but either way, it shows that Clinton realizes the importance of this November's elections. She had over $22 million CoH at the end of Q3, so she can afford it.
I'm struck at the sacrifices so many of us are making to help out the party and its various candidates. People are seriously dipping into their living expenses to try and make a difference this fall. So I get pissed seeing Dems without serious challengers, with fat campaign accounts, who aren't contributing to the cause. If they expect the party rank and file to help fund its efforts, they need to lead by example.
Now the list of DCCC giving I've posted is a couple of weeks old, so many of the members might be up-to-date at this point. Hopefully, most are. But I'm just as sure that many of them are not.
So thanks to those like Chuck Rangel, Louise Slaughter, Mike Thompson, Patrick Kennedy, Mike Ross, Jerry Nadler, and Earl Blumenauer for not just meeting their dues, but going above and beyond them in pursuit of a Democratic House. Hopefully, others follow their example.