Pelosi brings in $26 million for 2018 elections
Democratic leader’s fundraising gives party a boost in efforts to retake the House.
WASHINGTON — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s reelection campaign says she has raised $25.9 million for House Democrats’ bid to retake the chamber in 2018, with most going to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
Long known as a fundraising powerhouse, San Francisco’s Pelosi has seemed invigorated in the role of opposing President Trump.
Since joining the House leadership in 2002, she has raised $593.8 million for Democrats, says spokesman Jorge Aguilar. She has held 124 fundraising events in 22 cities this year, raising $1.2 million at a New York City event in March, and in April raising nearly $2 million at an event in San Francisco and $1.5 million at a Los Angeles fundraiser.
Aguilar said the haul “demonstrates the growing enthusiasm for ... Democrats to retake the House.”
Pelosi has attracted a handful of challengers for 2018, though none has raised more than $50,000. They include fellow Democrat Stephen R. Jaffe, who supported Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president and has criticized Pelosi for raising money from corporations and special interests.
Pelosi was reelected in 2016 with 80% of the vote.
HOUSE MINORITY Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has held 124 fundraisers already this year.