Nancy Pelosi Raises Millions Ahead Of Democratic Convention
WASHINGTON -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) raised $6.8 million in August, her office revealed just ahead of the Democratic National Convention.
Pelosi's travels over the past five weeks included 62 fundraising events in eight states, one U.S. territory and the District of Columbia. By contrast, her Republican counterpart, House Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), raised $4 million and hit 47 events during his 23-day August road trip, according to his office.
Pelosi is known for her fundraising prowess. In this Congress alone, she has hit more than 550 fundraising events and raised some $65 million. She reached a milestone in July when she surpassed $300 million in fundraising since becoming part of the House Democratic leadership in 2002.
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