October 20th, 2009
09:04 AM ET
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RNC announces big September cash haul

September was a big fundraising month for the Republican National Committee.

September was a big fundraising month for the Republican National Committee.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - It appears September was a big fundraising month for the Republican National Committee.

The RNC announced Tuesday that it raked in $8.74 million last month and now has $18.9 million cash on hand with no debt. The RNC says it averaged 2,400 new donors per day in September, an off-year record and an increase of about 2000 new donors per day since February.

The RNC raised $7.8 million in August, beating the Democratic National Committee by around $1 million. The DNC has not yet released its September fundraising numbers.

"It is clear that the Republican message of lower taxes, less spending and common sense health care reform resonates with working families and small businesses alarmed by the course the president and Congressional Democrats have taken. As we move closer to the elections this fall and in 2010, these funds will enable the RNC to provide Republican candidates throughout the country the financial resources needed to help ensure victory on election day," RNC chairman Michael Steele said in a statement released by the committee.

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soundoff (68 Responses)
  1. Dar

    It's going to be a blood bath 2010 and 2012, the Dems are so stupid with all their lies that got them in office will now get them out. YOUR FIRED

    October 20, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. Nick

    Amazing how many people fall for the LIE! Every Republican make these promises and every Republ;ican elected to national office increases taxes and fees on the middle class and the poor, increases the size of government, further erodes our liberities and encourages bigatory and hatrred. But I guess fearful white bigots will pay and pay to see their fading dream materalize in some fashion.

    October 20, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Money money money money money.

    That's all political parties care about. Not us. Just our money and how they can get more of it.

    We get the crooks we pay for.

    October 20, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. Erasmus

    Talk is cheap. Let's see the books.

    October 20, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  5. VernisRobertson

    Is all this money coming from the Oil companies and Halaburton ? This is not a good time to be speaking about how money you have , when their poor people in this world , that was cause by this party policies .

    October 20, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  6. Gary

    I read the article and it said "common sense health reform". What reform has the GOP offered? I haven't heard nor read of anything the GOP has offered as a counter to the Democratic plan.

    October 20, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  7. Clint

    I hear the GOP did pretty well with their "Ignorance and Fear Sale" in September. Keep it up. All the money in the world can't prevent you from going the way of the Whigs.

    October 20, 2009 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  8. donttreadonme

    The problem for dems is that Obama was not able to hold off the liberal left and instead appears to have embraced them. Big mistake because the majority of dems voters are not fringe leftists.

    "Common sense health care reform" love that quote it is genius!

    October 20, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  9. RN

    The republican message obviously resonates with voters.
    That is why they elected John McCain and Congress is firmly in Republican control.
    Wait a minute... That only happened in some alternate reality.
    Never mind.

    October 20, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  10. Joe

    a fool and his money....

    October 20, 2009 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  11. Fair is Fair

    Gave $$$ last month... giving more this month... and I'll continue to give as much as I can to help rid Washington of the corrupt tax and steal democrats.

    October 20, 2009 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  12. Jackie in Dallas

    Of course the message of lower taxes and less spending goes over well with an un-informed electorate - until they realize that the money not being spent is not being spent on things that they need, and that the taxes being lowered are not their tax brackets!

    And I have yet to hear any that remotely resembles common sense health care reform from ANY politician, but in particular the GOP! Without industry regulation, without competition, the healthcare industry has no reason to reform itself when they are making billions in profits by NOT servicing their clients. Duh.

    October 20, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  13. Too True For You

    Once again, Steele has it all wrong. What is clear is that republican donors are living proof of the adage that "a fool and his money are easily parted".

    So the republicans have more money to promote their scare tactics, smear campaigns, character assassinations, racial and intolerant invective. Great.

    October 20, 2009 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. T'SAH from Virginia

    I cannot see how ANYONE can donate money to the RNC or DNC???? I've donated to the DNC in the past – a few $ here and there and NOW, I cannot even afford to do it anymore!!!???

    So, I bet the DNC most likely did not raise as much money... I guess the RICH is still able to donate and the RNC represents the RICH!!!

    October 20, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  15. Vgal

    What is clear is that the GOP is made up of a bunch of rich business men and insurance companies trying to buy America through lower taxes for the rich!!!

    October 20, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  16. Mike in MT

    How much money came from the big corporate 'greedy' health care insurance companies ? They will do anything to keep or make their bank accounts bigger. At times, I think that Democratic Senator Max Baucus of Montana and head of the Senate Finance Committee and proposing the new health care reform legislation bill without the 'public option' is really a Republican. Senator Max Baucus sure seem to have a lot of friends in the health care insurance business. How is his bank account ? Mike in Montana

    October 20, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  17. Peg, Carrollton, TX

    Republicans never want to pay taxes for schools, police, libraries, road and on and on but will donate big bucks to keep from shoring up their country. They demand these things but never want to pay for it – talk about welfare recipients. T

    he wealthy wouldn't even pay taxes to fund the war even when they stood to make big bucks from it.

    October 20, 2009 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  18. Randolph Carter

    Hmmm.. I wonder how much of that came from the healthcare and insurance industries. Have a nice day!

    October 20, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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