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Inside the latest DCCC dues report

Happy Friday. Yes, it’s that time again. We got our hands on the spreadsheet that shows how much each House Democrat is kicking up to the DCCC. And it’s juicy, as always.

Let’s start with leadership. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries leads the pack as he has paid 227% of his dues goal. Jeffries has chipped in $2.5 million to the DCCC and has raised $99.8 million, as of the December dues report. Jeffries has also raised and donated a total of $5.8 million to Frontline and red-to-blue candidates.

Jeffries is going a long way to put all those concerns about a post-Nancy Pelosi (R-Calif.) fundraising era to rest. Pelosi raised more than $1 billion during her two decades in House leadership.

House Minority Whip Katherine Clark has paid $1 million in dues, followed by Caucus Chair Pete Aguilar with $785,000 and Pelosi with $750,000.

The other members who have also exceeded their dues goals are Reps. Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.), Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.).

Democratic Reps. Mark Pocan (Wis.), Ami Bera (Calif.), Don Beyer (Va.), Jason Crow (Colo.), Jared Huffman (Calif.), Jim Himes (Conn.), Greg Meeks (N.Y.), Mike Quigley (Ill.), Scott Peters (Calif.) and DCCC Chair Suzan DelBene have all contributed 100% of their dues goals.

Thirty-two House Democrats have paid between 51% and 99% of their dues. Ninety-nine have chipped in between 1% and 50% of their dues.

There are 29 non-Frontline House Democrats who haven’t paid a dime in dues. The 28 Frontliners aren’t expected to give anything to the DCCC, given their tough reelections. But one member out of the group, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.), has chipped in $15,000.

Last cycle, dues became a contentious topic in the caucus. At a September 2022 private meeting, Pelosi accused members of skimping on supporting the party campaign arm.

— Max Cohen

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