Today is the final day of the Federal Election Commission's March reporting period, and Democrats will be looking for a bump in fundraising numbers after their massive health care victory.
As is customary, fundraising e-mails will be flying as Democratic and Republican campaign committees, candidates, and PACs look to get as many donations as they can before midnight, to put up the best possible showing when they file the next round of FEC paperwork in April.
To get donors really in the mood, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Whip James Clyburn, Caucus Chairman John Larson, Caucus Vice-Chairman Xavier Becerra, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Chris Van Hollen sat for a fundraising video for the DCCC--something that doesn't typically happen at the end of every month. It's a dramatic account of the health reform process, complete with a sweeping, John Williams-esque score:
We'll find out April 21, the day after major party committees' filing reports are due, whether or not Democrats indeed saw a spike in donations after their win on health care.