Health Industry Lobbyists Pump More Money into Democrats’ Congressional Campaign Arm
Corporate lobbyists collected almost $1 million for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) during the first quarter of 2019, according to an analysis by MapLight and Sludge. The amounts have been rising gradually since the first of the year, with lobbyists bundling almost $515,000 for the committee in March—the month that the DCCC began drawing criticism from progressives for banning its political vendors from working for candidates who plan to challenge incumbent Democrats. The total collected by the DCCC’s corporate lobbyist bundlers between January and March is already more than double the amount that corporate lobbyists raised for the committee in 2017. The group’s lobbyist bundling is on track to surpass the $1.9 million raised in the 2018 election cycle.