House Democrats' committee sitting on $40M fund

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Associated Press

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 16 at 2:04 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donors last month gave more than $10 million to the committee tasked with electing House Democrats and helped it amass a $40 million fund to fight skepticism that Republicans can be ousted from their majority in November.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Wednesday released its tally, putting it atop the fundraising contest among party-directed campaign committees. That sum also outpaced most three-month fundraising figures released so far from super PACs, which can accept unlimited donations.

Donations to House Democrats' campaign committee are capped at $32,400.

The congressman who leads House Democrats' campaign arm, Steve Israel of New York, says Americans "are sick and tired" of a Republican Congress.

The National Republican Congressional Committee is not expected to trump the Democrats' numbers when its report is released by Sunday's deadline.

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