Hillary Clinton’s political action committee Onward Together is pouring thousands of dollars into campaigns for vulnerable House Democrats ahead of the midterm elections, as the party scrambles to cling to its vulnerable majority, according to Fox News.
Since June, Onward Together, which Clinton launched in 2017, has made campaign contributions to more than a dozen House Democrats across the country who face tight races in November.
The campaign of Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, who faces an uphill battle to keep her seat this cycle, received $2,500 from Onward Together last month. The campaign of Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Virginia, which has been boosted by her role on the House Select Committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, also received a $2,500 donation from Onward Together last month.
Other vulnerable Democrats who received donations from Clinton’s PAC in the past two months include Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Tom Malinowski of New Jersey, Dina Titus and Steven Horsford of Nevada, Chris Pappas of New Hampshire, Kim Schrier of Washington state, Dan Kildee of Michigan, Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Tom O’Halleran of Arizona, Susan Wild of Pennsylvania, Mike Levin of California, Jennifer Wexton of Virginia, and Sharice Davids of Kansas.
A USA Today/Suffolk University poll released in June showed just under 15% of likely voters viewed abortion as the most important election issue headed into the midterms. Asked what matters more to their vote, abortion rights or the state of the economy, voters overwhelmingly picked the economy, with 66% choosing it compared to the 23% who chose abortion rights.