DNC and joint fundraising arm brought in $16.1M in May

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The Democratic National Committee and its joint fundraising committee had its best midterm-year May ever, according to totals shared first with POLITICO, bringing in $16.1 million last month.

The DNC has raked in more than $66 million, the biggest midterm year haul for this point in the cycle, a committee spokesperson ahead of the monthly filing deadline.

The DNC continues to tout its grassroots fundraising totals, a continued bright spot for the party that's facing a brutal midterm environment. The DNC had its best online fundraising month, exceeding the next closest mark by nearly $2 million. The best performing fundraising emails were signed by President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, Second Lady Jill Biden and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff.

The DNC said it's investing this cash into the midterms, including a $70 million spending plan, exceeding the DNC's $30 million program spent during the 2018 midterm cycle. The party has plans for seven-figure spending on print and radio ads targeting Black, Latino and AAPI communities across the country, promoting Biden's agenda.

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