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House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries

Inside the DCCC dues report

At Punchbowl News, we love few things more than checking out how much House members are chipping into their campaign committees. Good news: We got our hands on the latest DCCC dues report. Before we dig in, a quick disclaimer: These numbers are up to date as of the end of March. Here are our main takeaways:

Jeffries leads the way: Unsurprisingly, House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries is on top of the charts in the caucus money game. The Democratic leader has paid $3 million in dues, raised $140 million and has raised and given $7 million to Frontline and Red-to-Blue candidates.

The dues overachievers: In addition to Jeffries, a further 17 members have paid more than 100% of their dues.

The overachievers are Minority Whip Katherine Clark, Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar, Vice Chair Ted Lieu, former Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Whip James Clyburn, DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene, Assistant Leader Joe Neguse, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) and Democratic Reps. Joyce Beatty (Ohio), Ami Bera (Calif.), Jim Himes (Conn.), Don Beyer (Va.), Derek Kilmer (Wash.), Raja Krishnamoorthi (Ill.) Scott Peters (Calif.), David Trone (Md.) and Gregory Meeks (N.Y.).

A further 24 members have paid exactly 100% of their dues. This is an increase from December, when just nine had.

The slackers: As of the end of March, 29 non-Frontline members paid exactly nothing in dues. However, this doesn’t reflect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) first-ever contribution to the DCCC that was reported in April.

Everyone else: Seventy-eight members have paid between 1% and 50% of their dues. A further 29 have paid between 51% and 99% of their dues allocations.

Frontliners, the most vulnerable DCCC-designated incumbents, aren’t required to pay dues. But one frontliner — Congressional Black Caucus Chair Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) — has still chipped in with $15,000 to the DCCC.

— Max Cohen

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