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The Hill: Pelosi raises record $87M in 2019

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) raised more than $87 million for Democratic candidates in 2019, her office announced Thursday morning.

The record figure represents a $37.6 million increase from the $49.5 million she raised in 2017, it noted, adding that the fundraising haul included $75 million raised directly for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Pelosi’s office said she held 181 fundraising events in 54 cities. 

“Speaker Pelosi’s significant record-breaking fundraising haul for 2019 is a direct reflection of voters’ rising enthusiasm to expand our House Democratic Majority that’s been delivering meaningful progress #ForThePeople, take back the Senate and elect a Democratic President,” Jorge Aguilar, executive director for Nancy Pelosi for Congress, tweeted Thursday morning.

Aguilar added that Pelosi has raised a total of $815.5 million since entering Democratic leadership in 2002.

By comparison, President Trump‘s reelection campaign said earlier this month that it, along with the Republican National Committee and their associated groups brought in more than $154 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, and ended 2019 with nearly $195 million in the bank.

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