Schiff rakes in $8 million after GOP censure

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) raised more than $8.1 million for his Senate bid in a record second quarter fundraising haul.

Schiff recently became one of the only members of Congress to be censured after House Republicans moved to condemn him for “misleading the American public and for conduct unbecoming of an elected Member of the House of Representatives” in a 213-209 vote.

However, this may have motivated voters to donate to the California Democrat, as evidenced by his second quarter contributions.

Politico reported on Wednesday that Schiff’s campaign boasted over 144,000 unique donors, as well as 233,000 donations from all 50 states and all 58 California counties.

Further, 98% of contributions came from grassroots supporters giving less than $200. The average donation was $34.

After being censured by his GOP colleagues last month, the congressman used social media, email, and text messages to campaign on the vote.

“This is a badge of honor,” he said. “They go after people that are effective. I expose the corruption of the former president. I led the first impeachment trial of the former president to the first bipartisan vote to remove a president.”


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