Here’s one unintended consequence for the GOP after House Speaker John Boehner said he’ll sue President Barack Obama over his use of executive action: The cash has been pouring in for Democrats.
NBC News reports the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than $2.5 million in a six-day period after Boehner made his announcement. The cash came from 118,000 online donations, which included 30,000 first-time donors.
The day of Boehner’s announcement, the DCCC pulled in $588,000 after an aggressive email campaign. It brought in another $800,000 on Monday after Obama’s announcement he’ll be taking action by himself on immigration.
Our grassroots supporters are highly motivated by this Republican Congress and are showing that with record levels of support, said DCCC chairman Steve Israel.
Republicans said the cash influx is nothing to get excited about.
If Democrats think the president’s blatant disregard for the constitution is a reason to celebrate, they’re even more out of touch than we thought, said National Republican Congressional Committee spokeswoman Andrea Bozek.
Via NBC News