House District Democrats worn by Donald Trump last year have raked in money in the second quarter as they brace for challenges that could determine majority control of their chamber.
Why is this important: Democrats in these six “crossover” districts are among the most vulnerable in the country. Their races will be crucial not only at the halfway point, but also as barons for the 2024 presidential race.
In numbers : A full account of the second quarter fundraiser won’t be available until later this month, but some numbers in key races have already arrived.
- Michigan Representative Elissa Slotkin raised around $ 1 million over the three months, his campaign told Axios. She’s got about $ 3 million in the bank.
- Representative Andy Kim from New Jersey raised more than $ 800,000 in the second quarter and has $ 2 million in cash, an aide said.
- Representative Cindy Axne from Iowa, the only Democratic representative in her state, has raised over $ 700,000 and has over $ 1 million in the bank.
The big picture: This is substantial fundraising sums for this early in the electoral cycle and puts the three members in a strong position for their re-election campaigns.
- Slotkin, Kim and Axne each raised hundreds of thousands more than during the same period in 2019.
Between the lines: The potentially tough races these moderate Democrats face at home could affect their decisions in Washington.
- They expressed their reluctance to Axios over their party’s use of the reconciliation process to adopt a second infrastructure package, even as the more progressive wing of their party demands it.