October 20th, 2009
02:27 PM ET
5 years ago

DNC falls short of RNC in September cash haul

DNC falls short of RNC in September cash haul.
DNC falls short of RNC in September cash haul.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee raised just over $8 million last month, according to a party source - a total that would put the DNC behind the Republican National Committee for the month, which reported earlier Tuesday that they brought in $8.74 million in September.

But the for the entire third quarter of the year, the DNC edged out the RNC by around $1.3 million, the first time the Democratic Party has topped the GOP in fundraising for a quarter since the spring of 2004.

The RNC reports they now have have $18.9 million cash on hand with no debt. No word yet from the DNC on how much money they have in the bank or how much they owe in debt.

The party figures come as President Barack Obama headlines a fundraiser for the DNC in New York City Tuesday. A party source says the event is expected to rake in $2 to 3 million. Obama was the main attraction at a similar event for the DNC last Thursday in San Francisco, which a party source says brought in around $3 million.

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soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Jim

    What would be more helpful to me than reporting on the horse race is to report where the money is coming from and what they expect to get for it.

    October 20, 2009 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  2. Obama = Trickle up poverty

    Obama should have run for Head of the DNC, not America. All this man can do is campaign, except now he is campaigning for the Democrats on the Tax payers buck. We aren't paying him to campaign, but guess that's all he knows how to do.

    October 20, 2009 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Jay T.

    Not a big deal. I just donated one million dollars to the DNC. So, we are in the lead now. Whew! I thought we were about to go the way of the Whigs after that story.

    October 20, 2009 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  4. Victim of Democratic greed

    Have no fear DNC, the great Campaigner in Chief will be out to save October. Who wouldn't want to pay to be in the company of this party boy?

    October 20, 2009 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  5. Reagan was wrong

    This comes as no surprise. The GOP has always been, at its core, the party of billionaires and mega-capitalists. Of course, they can't run on a platform of "more money for the top 1%", so they put little flag pins on their expensive suits and talk about Jesus to get the knuckle-dragging base to support policies that help the billionaires but ultimately end up hurting them.

    October 20, 2009 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Peejay

    It's disturbing that, in almost every facet of life, money is the only thing that seems to matter anymore.

    October 20, 2009 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  7. victim of republican greed

    The health insurance industry must be getting desperate about reform and is donating to the republican party because they want to stop it.

    October 20, 2009 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  8. Bluebonnet

    Tee hee ha ha – the democRATS had better watch out! They are going to be, once again, a party of the past!

    October 20, 2009 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  9. NOT THE KINDA GUY TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO, BUT I TOLD YOU SO

    Im sureall the democrat money came from iran, russia, china and saudi arabia. No ACORN no victory for dems. I love it!

    October 20, 2009 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  10. sharon

    of course they have $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    remember the wall street gang?

    the party of no only knows yes to $$$$$$ and greed.

    or the C-street gang?

    or the old $$$$$$$$$folks?

    and????????????

    October 20, 2009 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  11. rjt

    most Americans are just plain sick to their stomachs at what the democrats have been doing...no matter how many speeches and ads there will be a lot less dems in office after next year.

    October 20, 2009 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  12. File under "Sarcasm"

    It's a good thing that the DNC has the Campaigner-in-Chief out there pulling in the big buck contributions. It would really put a dent in their fund raising if he had to stay in Washington and actually do the hard work of leading the country. Oops, I forgot, he's an organizer, not a leader.

    October 20, 2009 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  13. Mike in MN

    Looks like things are starting to flow in favor of Republicans. All American need was to get a taste of liberals haveing full control of the federal government for a few months to figure out that as imperfect as Republicans are, they are better than Democrats.

    October 20, 2009 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom

    Wow...... CNN you headline says "DNC fall short of RNC September cash haul" BUT........ as I read the article there is this statement:

    The RNC reports they now have have $18.9 million cash on hand with no debt. No word yet from the DNC on how much money they have in the bank or how much they owe in debt.

    SO........ which is it CNN?? Mislead much?

    October 20, 2009 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  15. Bubble of Sanity

    While the Demos were outgaining the Repubs in raking in money, nothing was said of the evil opulence that will soon be pinned on Republicans now that they are once again the more affluent of the two parties.

    Soon forgotten will be the billions that the current president had handed to him without question.

    October 20, 2009 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  16. War Criminal Juror

    Ron Paul can raise $ 7 million on one e-mail in one day. But, they don't want him because he wants peace,honest money,no spying, no torture and smaller government.

    October 20, 2009 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  17. Obie is a Socialist

    People are starting to wake up and see what Obama is all about.

    October 20, 2009 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  18. Minnesotan

    What an insipid article. The two parties made $8 and $8.74 million, which is pretty darn close. And the Dems beat the 'thugs overall by $1.3 million. Yet the article states, "DNC falls short of RNC in September cash haul." This is pathetic media manipulation.

    October 20, 2009 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  19. obummer, 1 and done

    I am glad to help the republican party with my donations.

    Nice to contribute to a party that can think on their own, rather than follow the sheep.

    October 20, 2009 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  20. Obama Victim

    and the 2012 Dem blood bath begins

    October 20, 2009 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  21. sherry

    Thats because more democrats give their money to charity to help the less fortunate.
    Repubs give to their politicians so they can control the under-privileged and poor.

    October 20, 2009 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  22. republicans hate america

    off by 3/4 of a million? big deal. the RNC will find out they will be short on votes.

    October 20, 2009 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  23. Cindy

    You don't have to be a Vet to spot a Lame Horse.

    You don't bet on a Lame Horse.

    GOP is a Lame Horse.

    Good Luck to all those who are Investing on GOP. :P

    October 20, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  24. healthcare companies must have a lot to lose

    I would like to see where this money is coming from, who needs GOP the most

    October 20, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  25. IndyVoter

    That's because Democrats are actually working trying to get things done while Republicans do nothing but complain, sit on their butts and have fundraisers trying to unseat Democrats.

    October 20, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |