- DCCC chair Rahm Emmanuel:
“Throughout the cycle, the remarkable grassroots movement for change has buoyed Democratic efforts to expand the playing field, support our candidates, and ultimately win a Democratic majority that can take our country in a new direction,” said Rahm Emanuel. “The recent unity shown between grassroots activists and Democratic Members to ensure that we can compete in dozens of newly competitive districts is heartening to the DCCC and all of our Democratic challengers.”
- John Conyers. Excerpt:
I want to applaud Mydd.com and Moveon.org for the Use It or Lose it campaign. We are on the brink of a historic election. We can't take anything for granted. We all need to do everything we can to maximize the chance of victory.
By last August, I had fulfilled my required obligation (of $200,000 in dues) to the DCCC and then some. But I agree with Chris Bowers and others that, if ever there was an election that obligates every one of us to do more than what is routine, it is this one. Therefore, this week, I have donated an additional $100,000 directly to the DCCC and have given more than $14,000 to individual candidates.
- Hilda Solis. Excerpt:
"I pride myself on being a team player and working hard to help elect Democratic candidates throughout the country. In fact, I donated $50,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) after my first Congressional primary win in 2000 – even before I had cast my first vote in Congress.
"Throughout the 2006 election cycle, I have contributed consistently to the DCCC and our Democratic candidates.
"Since October 1st alone, I have contributed over $100,000 to our efforts to win back the House, bringing the total I have raised for, or contributed to, the DCCC or individual Democratic candidates this election cycle to over $1,088,555.
- Barney Frank. Excerpt:
I was able to increase my contributions in this way once it became clear after the September 19th Massachusetts primary election that I would be facing no opposition in the general election. And, because my fundraising has continued to be successful, I am able to do even more: this week I am contributing another $200,000, including $24,000 for Red to Blue candidates and $176,000 for the DCCC.
The additional $255,000 this month increases the total I have raised for, or contributed to, the DCCC or individual Democratic candidates, from over $1.1 million to more than $1.4 million.
- Grace Napolitano (no link):
Rep. Napolitano would like to thank her constituents who have placed calls on behalf of the Use It Or Lose It initiative. They reaffirmed her effort to contribute more to Democratic congressional candidates. She will continue to pay close attention to more congressional races so that she may be able to contribute more funds prior to Election Day.
- Earl Blumenauer. Excerpt:
I deeply appreciate the "Use It or Lose It" project spotlighting the fact that there is over $50 million available for competititive House Democrats sitting unused in congressional campaign accounts. One of my assignments for the Democratic caucus has been to encourage Democratic House members to not just sit on money, but step up and use it.
- Diana DeGette:
There has been an ongoing discussion over the past week concerning financial support for Democratic efforts from candidates without major party opposition. Diana DeGette has been working hard to ensure a Democratic majority on Nov. 8, and I wanted to share what she is doing with you.
Representative DeGette has been traveling from one end of the country to the other and throughout Colorado campaigning for Democratic candidates. In the past ten days alone she has campaigned for Tammy Duckworth and Phil Hare in Illinois, Bruce Braley in Iowa, Patty Wetterling in Minnesota, Harry Mitchell in Arizona, Darlene Hooley in
Oregon, and Darcy Burner in Washington.
Rep. DeGette has donated more than $340,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and individual Democratic candidates, and raised an additional $290,000 for those candidates and the DCCC. This past week alone she donated another $22,500 directly to Democratic campaigns and raised an additional $58,000 for candidates. She will continue to campaign and raise money for Democratic candidates until the last vote is cast. In twelve days Democrats have a real chance to take our country back from the radical Republican right and Representative DeGette will do everything she can to make that happen.
- Michael Capuano (no link):
Congressman Capuano has donated $200,000 to the DCCC this cycle, $50,000 of which was donated on October 25. He has also donated $71,800 to other Democratic candidates all across the country, $47,000 of which has been sent
out since October 1. Additionally, he has donated $25,000 to the Massachusetts Democratic Party to elect a Democratic governor. He is doing what he can to help Democrats win and will continue to do so. The Democrats have an extraordinary opportunity this year and now is the time for everyone to chip in.
- Kennedy and Kerry (Excerpt):
Kerry and Senator Edward M. Kennedy both said they were giving $500,000 each to national Democratic committees, while Representative Edward Markey of Malden said he was giving $100,000 and Representative Michael Capuano of Somerville said he was giving $50,000.
But Representative Martin Meehan of Lowell, who has more cash on hand than any other member of the US House -- $4.9 million -- is abiding by his decision not to give any more cash directly from his campaign to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, according to spokesman Sandra Salstrom.