“Yes” Vote on Healthcare a Big Boon to Dem Fundraising

Nice to see some hard numbers pushing back against the grating beltway CW:

Vulnerable House Democrats who supported the healthcare bill last month reaped big financial rewards. …

Several of these members were last-minute yes votes, which helped push the legislation to passage.

Rep. Earl Pomeroy (D-N.D.) raised more than $140,000 from PACs and fellow members in the final 10 days of the quarter – which was more than one-third of the $400,000 total he raised for the entire quarter.

Rep. Scott Murphy (D-N.Y.) raised more than $100,000 from political committees after deciding to vote yes on the bill, and he raised about $475,000 overall.

Reps. Debbie Halvorson (D-Ill.) and Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) weren’t far behind, each raising more than $90,000 from PACs and fellow members of

Congress in the final week-plus of the quarter. Halvorson raised $410,000 total, while Giffords raised nearly $500,000.

And it’s not just individual candidates – the party committees saw a big bump, too. I don’t think healthcare reform is going to be our savior by any stretch – we’re going to have a brutal year pretty much no matter what. But the alternate – not passing anything – would have been vastly worse.

43 thoughts on ““Yes” Vote on Healthcare a Big Boon to Dem Fundraising”

  1. I mean that. As for the results, I don’t seeing it as a “Brutal” year like you been chiming for weeks David, your been talking like there’s going to be a takeover and a Republican in the WH come 2012 and I don’t see that all unlike you. I see a 30 seat loss in the House and a 5-6 loss in the Senate

  2. I, for one, thought in the final days before Coakley’s defeat that:  (1) the House without the Senate being able to pass a 60-vote bill should just vote for the Senate bill; and (2) the House would never do that.

    Democrats went against all the fear that was so deeply internalized in 1994 in getting HCR done, and I applaud them forever, no matter what happens this November.  This is why I’m a Democrat, to get shit done, not to win elections solely as sport even if I do get wrapped up in the game as a sport sometimes.

    And no matter what happens this November, it is guaranteed that we’ll lose fewer House seats by having enacted HCR than had we walked away from it after Scott Brown won.  And I’m pretty confident the same goes for the Senate.

  3. Bobby Bright (AL-02) – $176k

    Mike Ross (AR-04) – $233k

    Jim Marshall (GA-08) – $407k

    John Barrow (GA-12) – $203k

    Walt Minnick (ID-01) – $232k

    Ben Chandler (KY-06) – $153k

    Frank Kratovil (MD-01) – $247k

    Collin Peterson (MN-07) – $118k

    Ike Skelton (MO-04) – his report is still broken.

    Travis Childers (MS-01) – $220k

    Gene Taylor (MS-04) – $40k

    Mike McIntyre (NC-07) – $84k

    Larry Kissell (NC-08) – $72k

    Heath Shuler (NC-11) – $119k

    John Adler (NJ-03) – $362k

    Harry Teague (NM-02) – $130k

    Mike McMahon (NY-13) – $288k

    Dan Boren (OK-02) – $491k

    Jason Altmire (PA-04) – $280k

    Tim Holden (PA-17) – $283k

    Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (SD-AL) – $183k

    Lincoln Davis (TN-04) – $195k

    Jim Matheson (UT-02) – $261k

    Glenn Nye (VA-02) – $363k

    Rick Boucher (VA-09) – $317k

    The four yes-to-no switchers:

    Dan Lipinski (IL-03) – $73k

    Stephen Lynch (MA-09) – $21k

    Mike Arcuri (NY-24) – $208k

    Zack Space (OH-18) – $301k

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