Government Shutdown Is A Fundraising Boon For The DNC

AP

The Democratic National Committee experienced its biggest fundraising haul since the 2012 election on Monday ahead of the government shutdown and the launch of Obamacare’s health insurance marketplaces, the Hill reported.

A DNC official told the Hill that in the 24 hours leading up to the midnight deadline to fund the government, the committee raised slightly less than $850,000 from 30,000 donors.

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