Mar 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy

DNC raises $18.4 million in highest year-to-date haul ever

Jaime Harrison stands in front of a podium while wearing a jacket

DNC chair Jaime Harrison in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: Micah Green/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Democratic National Committee reported raising $18.4 million so far this year after raking in $8.5 million in February, according to its latest FEC filing.

Why it matters: This is the most money the committee has ever raised within the first two months of the year, the DNC said in a release.

Driving the news: The DNC's new chair Jaime Harrison smashed the all-time Senate fundraising record as a Senate candidate while trying to unseat Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

  • The record amount follows the consequential Democratic wins in Georgia's run0ff elections.

By the numbers: Last month's fundraising is the most raised by the committee during a February in a non-presidential year, a spokesperson said.

  • The committee currently has over $43 million in cash on hand, per its FEC filing.
  • The DNC currently only holds $50k in debt. A spokesperson said that this is the committee's lowest amount of debt since 2008.
  • February's haul is its second-highest monthly pull ever.
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