“Speaker Nancy Pelosi and I had a productive meeting with the President during which he made one thing clear — he is all in on the midterms, and that starts with a significant investment in House races,” Maloney said in a statement to CNN. “Together, we can tout House Democrats’ incredible record of accomplishments over the past year — from bouncing back from the pandemic to creating millions of jobs and rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure by passing the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal. If we stand together in pursuit of victory, we will hold the House in 2022.”
The Democratic National Committee called it the largest-ever midterm cash transfer, with $7.5 million each going to the two campaign committees
“President Biden understands the stakes of this midterm election — if Republicans take the Senate, they’ll push the agenda of the ultra-wealthy and big corporations at the expense of working Americans,” Peters said in a statement. “I’m thankful for his strong support of Senate Democrats and look forward to continuing our work together to protect and expand our Senate majority.”
The $15 million is in addition to previous investments in targeted battleground states, on voter protection efforts, data building and state party building.
It’s part of a coordinated campaign the DNC is building across eight states, where some of the top House and Senate races are playing out.
The meetings with Biden and party officials come after Democrats voiced criticism of the White House political operation and its outreach to House and Senate leaders.
Biden advisers told CNN at the time that the President talks politics with Pelosi and Schumer, but people familiar with both leaders say any campaign talk has been brief, and Democratic leaders have significant concerns with the White House’s approach to getting the President to break through with voters. It’s not just that Biden’s approval ratings have tumbled. Those in charge of keeping Democrats in power doubt that Biden’s team understands how to improve his political fate — and with it, theirs.
This story has been updated with additional information.
CNN’s Isaac Dovere contributed to this report.
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