(FreedomBeacon.com)- 2021 was a good year for House Democrats. But not because they won the hearts and minds of the American people. No. 2021 was a good year for House Democrats because their fundraising arm hauled in a record for off-election year fundraising.
According to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, they raked in a staggering $146 million in 2021 — $39.7 million in the fourth quarter alone.
Not that the Republicans did badly. The National Republican Congressional Campaign committee brought in $140 million in 2021. That was a 65 percent increase over the last off-election year fundraising in 2019. The NRCC’s 2021 haul also broke the record for off-election year fundraising.
While the DCCC is starting 2022 with $82.5 million cash-on-hand, the NRCC kicked off 2022 with $78.2 million cash-on-hand.
According to the DCCC, almost half of its 2021 haul came from 700,000 grassroots donors.
DCCC chair Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York was in full-spin mode last week, claiming the fundraising haul is proof that voters want Democrats to hold the House in 2022 “so we can keep delivering on the issues to matter to most Americans.”
Maloney claimed that the “leadership” of President Biden and Speaker Nancy Pelosi are the reason Americans trust the Democrats.
Talk about denial.
If that were the case, why have 26 House Democrats chosen not to run again in November? Why do two-thirds of voters think the country is headed in the wrong direction?
According to Gallup on Monday, US Party Preference has radically shifted since January 2021. Last year, 49 percent identified as Democrat while only 40 percent identified with Republican. Today, 47 percent identify as Republican while 42 percent identify as Democrat. That’s a seven-point shift in just one year.
The fundraising advantage is a tiny one – with only a difference of $6 million. And that tiny fundraising advantage alone isn’t enough to pull the Democrats out of the nosedive they are currently in.