House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi continues to be a powerful fundraising figure for the Democratic Party.
According to POLITICO, Pelosi raised nearly $50 million during 2017. Out of the $49.5 million total, $47.6 million went to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Pelosi raised these funds by holding 204 events in 43 cities.
This is nearly $10 million more than what she raised for the party in 2015.
The money is vital to the Democrats’ mission to turn over 100 congressional seats blue. The party has so far had a slew of victories in Virginia and Alabama, with mostly women candidates unseating Republican men.
Pelosi is one of Trump’s fiercest critics. On Friday, she blasted the president for refusing to declassify the Democratic rebuttal to the Republican-drafted memo attacking the FBI and Russia investigation.
“The President’s decision to block the Democratic memo from release is part of a dangerous and desperate pattern of cover-up on the part of the President,” Pelosi stated. “Clearly, the President has something to hide.”