Hillary Clinton Donates Maximum Amount Allowed to 19 Democratic House Candidates as Midterms Approach

Hillary Clinton has been increasingly outspoken in her criticism of the Trump administration in the months leading up to the November midterm elections. Now she appears to be putting her money where her mouth is, making the maximum allowable donation to Democratic House candidates.

The former presidential candidate and secretary of state has donated $5,000 to 19 Democratic House candidates through her political organization Onward Together, contributing a total of $95,000 to the party's efforts. 

Campaign finance filings with the Federal Election Commission show that Onward Together made the contributions on June 29. 

The funding was also made alongside two separate $5,000 donations to the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and CHC Bold PAC, which is dedicated to increasing diversity in the House and Senate. 

Eleven of the 19 House candidates Clinton has thrown her support behind are running to unseat incumbent Republicans in districts Clinton won in the 2016 presidential election, reported CNN.

Among those candidates are Harley Rouda, who will be running against Representative Dana Rohrabacher to represent California's 48th Congressional District, and Jennifer Wexton, who will be competing against Representative Barbara Comstock to represent Virginia's 10th Congressional District. 

The full list of candidates who have received $5,000 donations from Clinton include: 

  • Aftab Pureval for Ohio's 1st Congressional District 

  • Deb Haaland for New Mexico's 1st Congressional District 

  • Sean Casten for Illinois's 6th Congressional District 

  • Gina Ortiz Jones for Texas's 23rd Congressional District

  • Jason Crow for Colorado's 6th Congressional District 

  • Josh Harder for California's 10th Congressional District

  • T.J. Cox for California's 21st Congressional District 

  • Katie Hill for California's 25th Congressional District 

  • Katie Porter for California's 45th Congressional District

  • Harley Rouda for California's 48th Congressional District 

  • Mike Levin for California's 49th Congressional District 

  • Lauren Underwood for Illinois's 14th Congressional District 

  • Lucy McBath's for Georgia's 6th Congressional District

  • Steven Horsford for Nevada's 4th Congressional District  

  • Scott Wallace for Pennsylvania's 1st Congressional District

  • Mary Gay Scanlon for Pennsylvania's 5th Congressional District

  • Susan Wild for Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District 

  • Talley Sergent for West Virginia's 2nd Congressional District 

  • Jennifer Wexton for Virginia's 10th Congressional District

In a tweet posted earlier this month, Onward Together called on people to join Swing Left, an initiative seeking to flip swing districts.

In its post, the organization wrote, "435 House seats. 78 Swing Districts. 23 to flip the House. Don't let the rest of the summer pass by." 

While Clinton has endorsed a number of Democrats running in November, she has yet to hit the campaign trail herself. 

It is unclear whether she will eventually campaign alongside Democrats, or if her decision to maintain a distance is intentional. 

Nick Merrill, a spokesperson for Clinton, told CNN that the former secretary of state had been working with the Democratic Party. 

He said there "has never been a more important midterm election" than the one just months away. 

Merrill did not immediately respond to Newsweek's request for comment. 

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