Congressional Leaders Raise Millions Ahead of 2022 Midterm Elections

Congressional leaders persistently pulled in thousands and thousands of {dollars} from donors in 2021, marketing campaign finance disclosures present. Their campaigns and management PACs took in over $90 million throughout 2021. Political committees aligned with Home Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who recently confirmed she’d run for reelection, raised probably the most amongst occasion leaders in Congress.

Pelosi’s marketing campaign drew about $12 million in 2021. Within the last quarter of 2021, Pelosi’s campaign raised $2.9 million. The congresswoman’s leadership PAC raised $2.2 million within the newest quarter, and $8.3 million in complete for 2021.

Management PACs are established by candidates or elected officers, however are used to assist different candidates for presidency positions, relatively than the candidate financing the committee.

Home Minority Chief Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) secured $3.8 million for his marketing campaign within the last quarter of 2021 and $12.8 million all year long for his candidate marketing campaign.

Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) raised $4.1 million within the last quarter of 2021, and over $30.7 million in 2021. Schumer’s leadership PAC took in about $733,000 from donors in 2021.

Senate Minority Chief Mitch McConnell (R-KY) raised about $666,000 within the last quarter of 2021. His marketing campaign introduced in about $4.2 million over the total 12 months, although he’s not up for reelection till 2026. McConnell’s Bluegrass Committee management PAC introduced in about $495,000, for a complete of $839,500 in 2021.

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the Senate’s president professional tempore, announced he wouldn’t run for a ninth time period in November 2021, however his leadership PAC and campaign raised $107,000 and $20,841 respectively within the last quarter of 2021. In complete, Leahy’s marketing campaign raised $816,000 for the 12 months, and his management PAC raised round $339,000.

Home Majority Chief Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Mass.) raised about $447,400 within the final quarter, bringing in $1.8 million in complete for 2021. Hoyer’s leadership PAC introduced in $2.6 million.

Home Majority Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) introduced in about $524,000 within the last quarter of 2021, ending the 12 months with a $1.7 million fundraising haul over the course of 2021. Clyburn’s leadership PAC raised round $665,000 for the 12 months.

Home Minority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) proved himself a fundraising juggernaut rivaling McCarthy and Pelosi, raising $2.6 million within the last quarter of 2021 and $10.1 million for the 12 months. The congressman’s management fund, The Eye of the Tiger PAC, raised $1.9 million.

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Sick.) ended 2021 with about $509,000 raised by his campaign. Durbin’s management PAC, Prairie PAC, raised $736,000 in the course of the 12 months.

Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) raised $2.5 million by way of his marketing campaign in 2021 with about $502,000 within the last quarter of 2021. Thune’s leadership PAC raked in round $605,000 over the complete 12 months.