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Joe Crowley, Carolyn Maloney, Other Dems Open Warchest

10/22/2010 09:26 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

With Democrats in grave danger of coughing up House seats this November, New York's elected Dems are shelling out cash to help their endangered brethren.

The state plays host to several races where the Democratic incumbent is unlikely to lose. Those politicians are using their substantial cash reserves to aid struggling candidates.

From the Daily News:

In the last three months, New York House members donated more than $1.1 million to struggling Dems around the country and to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, new federal fund-raising records show.

Rep. Carolyn Maloney has given $213,000 to the DCCC since last month.

Rep. Louise Slaughter donated $177,000 recently to the the party campaign committee, and Rep. Joe Crowley of Queens has dolled out nearly $130,000.

"Maintaining a Democratic majority is critical," said Maloney.

Her sentiments were echoed by Rep. Bronx Rep. Eliot Engel, who donated $25,000 to the DCCC last month.

"We realize that the majority is on the line," Engel said. "If we lose and we're in the minority, I think [President] Obama's presidency is crippled."

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