(CNN) – The Democratic National Committee reported receipts of just under $14 million during the first three months of this year, a cash haul that is more than $10 million less than that amassed by its Republican counterpart during the same period.
According to a DNC official, the committee raised nearly $12 million from January through March of this year and accepted a transfer about $2 million from President Obama's presidential campaign.
That compares to the roughly $18 million the Republican National Committee raised in the first quarter of 2009 and a $7 million transfer to the RNC from John McCain's presidential campaign.
The quarter was the first for both DNC Chairman Tim Kaine and RNC Chairman Michael Steele.
The DNC's cash shortfall comes even as Democrats have a president with sky-high approval ratings who hosted a multi-million dollar fundraiser in February.
But unlike Steele, Kaine is currently not allowed to raise money for the party because he is still serving as governor of Virginia.
Yeah, I guess destroying the US has its drawbacks.
It would be in the country's best interest if the Republican party would just crawl into a little corner and die a slow, painful death.
American people coming out of the Obummer haze...........this guy will be gone in 2013
So let me get this straight. The Democrats raised 14 million despite their chairperson not being allowed to fundraise and the Republicans raised 10 million more with their chairperson being able to fundraise AND fund deposited by the McCain campaign? Come on CNN, your article title is very misleading- to say the least.
If Gov. Kaine was allowed to fundraise, we would blow the RNC out of the water.
Why would any sane person with a conscious donate money to the rnc? I mean seriously.
Its probably because the Obama administration is doing all the work , getting things done to help the economy etc., etc. So the dems have no time for fundraisers. The GOP has nothing else to do instead of critizising and saying "no", organising fundraisers and tea parties. Its all a matter of setting priorities.
No reason really for the DNC to crank up the fundraising full throttle just yet. We are in control now. Thank god
Let's see the donor list from both sides. Who is supporting each Party?