Skip to comments.Group announces nearly $2M in donations to support Dems in swing districts (Swing Left)
Posted on 07/11/2018 2:12:02 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A group aligned with the Democratic Party seeking to help left-leaning candidates in swing districts says it has raised nearly $2 million so far this year to help flip the House and Senate.
Swing Left, a newly-formed group founded by Massachusetts-based writer and teacher Ethan Todras-Whitehill, told The Hill in an email that the group has raised $1.87 million for both incumbent Democrats and challengers in swing districts since January.
The total grows to just over $4 million when taking into account the group's full fundraising amounts since it began launching swing district funds in late 2017, according to a spokesman for the group. The average donation to the group is about $25, according to the representative.
Democrats are hoping to retake 23 seats in the House while picking up two seats in the Senate in order to hold majorities in both chambers. They face an uphill battle in the Senate, where several vulnerable Democratic incumbents are up for reelection.
A Washington Post/Schar School poll released earlier this month found Democrats enjoying a 10-point advantage over Republicans on a generic House ballot heading into November's midterm elections.
The survey also indicated that Democrats are more excited to vote in November than Republicans. In battleground districts, 59 percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independent voters said they think the midterms are extremely important.
Meanwhile, just 46 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents said the same.
Yeah, Soros made 150,000 donations $25 at a time.
The Coffee Fund ?
I bet that nobody even asked many, if any GOP voters!
How wonderful to watch the Democrats waste their money. They haven’t yet figured out that dollars no longer translate directly to actual votes. Spend more!
Follow the money. They’re going to need 100 million.
Your donations are going to waste by the incredibly childish, mentally retarded, antics of your incumbents and candidates
Talk about throwing good money after bad people.
I love it when the Left gets poorer...
This thread needs a burning money meme.
Spending double the money didn't put Hillary over the top. But money does buy ads and some votes. I plan to donate strategically in some races.
I could raise half a million between now and the election. I raised over $40,000 for Fred Thompson and $8,000 for Cruz even though I was in poor health.
May they waste millions more.
Come on, make it $100 million.
Note that Hillary outspend the Donald 2 to 1. How’d that work out?
Burn off all the Democrat cash you can.
Thank you very much.
If your philosophy won’t win an election buy the votes.
How much of this money constitutes a Russian attempt to influence US elections?
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