Democrats Capitalize on Jan 6 Hearing
Democrats are utilizing the Jan. 6 committee hearings “to juice small-dollar donor enthusiasm,” according to a report.
Party committees like the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) have sent out several ads and emails about the televised hearings.
“Jan. 6 panel announces eight hearings to be held in June,” one DSCC email subject line read — even though the panel hasn’t said how many it will hold. The email “polled” recipients about whether they’d watch the hearings, then directed them to a fundraising page.
Democratic super PAC American Bridge has sent more than 70 fundraising emails including the terms “Jan. 6” or “insurrection” over the past month, according to data from the Defending Democracy Together Institute.
“The primary purpose of it is going to be fundraising for a lot of the Democratic Party institutions and establishments,” said Murshed Zaheed, a Democratic strategist.
“It’s unclear how much of it to actually move the needle in holding Trump accountable,” Zaheed said, adding that it will “give lots of content for the email programs.”