Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiOn The Money – Presented by Citi – Democrats get closer to an agreement on the Biden agenda Moderate Democrats are pushing to score before the vote on the Biden package Democrats on their way to a comprehensive agreement on the Biden agenda MORE (D-Calif.) And the House Democrats cashed in more than $ 5 million to the party’s house campaign arm at a fundraiser in Washington, DC Tuesday night, even though her party suffered a series of losses just across the Potomac River in Virginia.
The One-Night Sailing was the largest fundraiser for the Democratic Congress Campaign Committee (DCCC), which is staring down at a challenging card in the 2022 midterm elections. that seems to be within reach.
The fundraising dinner attracted a bunch of lawmakers who contributed to the DCCC. Following a live dollar-for-dollar match of Pelosi’s own campaign, the total amount raised for the evening rose to $ 5.2 million, according to a DCCC spokesman.
The fundraiser came on a particularly difficult night for the Democrats. In Virginia, Republican Glenn Youngkin disrupted Democrat Terry McAuliffe in the closely-watched race for governor’s mansion, while the GOP appears ready to regain control of the Virginia House of Delegates.
Meanwhile, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is fighting for his political life in an unexpectedly close race against Republican Jack Ciattarelli. Ciattarelli currently leads by just over 1,000 votes.
The series of hard runs for the Democrats suggests what could be a crushing midterm election cycle for the party. In addition to their narrow majority in Parliament, Democrats cling to a majority in one seat in the Senate, meaning Republicans must have a single seat next year to regain control of the upper house.
The losses in Virginia – and the nail-biting of a gubernatorial race in New Jersey – are seen as the early clock for the midterm period. President BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from a gloomy night for Democrats Youngkin wins Virginia gubernatorial race Michelle Wu elected as Boston’s first female mayor MORE has seen his approval rating fall deeper and deeper underwater in recent months, while Democrats in Congress have been stuck in party struggles and negotiations on key legislative priorities.