Conor Lamb, the Democratic nominee for Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District, has made lambasting the corruptive influence lobbyists have on lawmakers a central tenet of his campaign, but it hasn’t stopped him from attending lobbyist-hosted fundraisers.
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) raised $44 million in 2017, a record for any House leader in a non-election year.
The Democratic National Committee raised $5.7 million last month, its lowest fundraising numbers for the month of November since 2007.
The Republican National Committee broke a fundraising record by hauling in $8.2 million in November, the most money ever raised by the RNC for the month in a non-election year.
The Democratic National Committee is continuing to struggle to raise money, bringing in a meager $3.9 million in October.
The Republican National Committee had another strong month of fundraising in October, bringing in $9.2 million.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) on Saturday called Jona Rechnitz, a former campaign contributor who said he bought access to City Hall through donations, a “liar.”
Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters’ (Calif.) campaign committee wrote off over $10,000 in tickets for the Broadway hit “Hamilton” as a fundraising expense, according to a new report.
Valerie Plame Wilson, a former CIA operative who sparked outrage by tweeting out an anti-Semitic article Thursday, fundraised for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign.
House Democrats raised more money in August than their Republican counterparts, marking the fourth month in a row they have raised more funds.