WASHINGTON — Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats’ campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chief Rep. Steve Israel said Tuesday the specter of impeachment helped his political arm raise $1 million from donors on Monday, a day when the committee’s fundraising featured the issue. The New York congressman says House Republicans’ lawsuit against Obama and rumors the president might face impeachment are galvanizing Democratic donors. House Speaker John Boehner says his party has no plans to open impeachment proceedings.
The Democrats’ House campaign committee has been a fundraising powerhouse this election cycle, out-raising its GOP rival in 16 of the last 18 months. Although House Democrats face an uphill climb to take the majority, their fundraising operation has raised almost $125 million since January 2013.
PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press