Democratic candidates in battleground districts may try to distance themselves from Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in the 2014 mid-term election, but in the likely event that they receive help from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), they’re benefitting from her fundraising efforts (emphasis added):
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who is waging an intense push to seize back the speaker’s gavel from John Boehner, raised more than $35 million for her party in 2013.
Pelosi held fundraising events last year in 50 different cities. Of the $35.5 million she raked in, the aide said, nearly $27 million was funneled to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
The DCCC is the campaign arm of the party’s caucus, meaning that the money Pelosi will seep into the races in which Democratic candidates are running. Republican leaders also do the same thing to protect or win seats.
Though it’s unlikely that any candidate from either party will decline any outside help in a competitive race, here’s just a sampling of vulnerable or potentially vulnerable Democratic incumbents who will benefit from the DCCC and, ostensibly, Pelosi’s largess: