Clinton maxes out to 19 Democratic House candidates
September 19, 2020
Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhite House accuses Biden of pushing ‘conspiracy theories’ with Trump election claim Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton qualifies to run for county commissioner in Florida MORE has waded further into the 2018 midterm elections, donating $5,000 to 19 different Democratic House candidates.
Clinton made the maximum contribution to each candidate through her political organization, Onward Together. She also chipped in $5,000 to four different secretary of state candidates up for election in November, according to campaign finance filings with the Federal Election Commission.
CNN first reported that of the 19 House candidates to receive support from Clinton, 11 are running to unseat incumbent Republicans in districts she won in the 2016 presidential election.
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Clinton, told CNN that the former presidential candidate and secretary of State is trying to work in concert with the Democratic Party, adding that there “has never been a more important midterm election.”
Among the candidates Clinton is supporting is Mike Levin, who is hoping to topple Rep. Darrell IssaDarrell Edward IssaGOP sues California over Newsom’s vote-by-mail order Conservative group files challenge to California vote-by-mail order New poll shows tight race in key California House race MORE (R-Calif.) in November, as well as Harley Rouda, who is running against Rep. Dana RohrabacherDana Tyrone RohrabacherDemocrat Harley Rouda advances in California House primary Lawyers to seek asylum for Assange in France: report Rohrabacher tells Yahoo he discussed pardon with Assange for proof Russia didn’t hack DNC email MORE (R-Calif.).
Clinton has yet to make an appearance on the campaign trail ahead of November’s midterms, though she has remained politically active since losing to President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE in the 2016 election.
Clinton has given multiple speeches and been critical via Twitter of the president’s rhetoric and his administration’s policies.
Trump has also ensured Clinton remains relevant, as he occasionally questions why she is not under investigation for her use of a private email server as secretary of State during diatribes against the special counsel’s Russia investigation.
A faction of conservative lawmakers has pressed Attorney General Jeff SessionsJefferson (Jeff) Beauregard SessionsMcCabe, Rosenstein spar over Russia probe Rosenstein takes fire from Republicans in heated testimony Rosenstein defends Mueller appointment, role on surveillance warrants MORE to appoint a second special counsel to investigate Clinton. He has thus far declined to do so.