November 19th, 2009
03:55 PM ET
5 years ago

DNC brings in $11.5 million in October

Washington (CNN) – It appears the Democratic National Committee outraised its Republican counterpart last month.

The DNC raked in $11.5 million in October, a party source told CNN Thursday. Earlier in the day, the Republican National Committee reported that they brought in $8.79 million last month, with $11.2 million cash on hand and no debt.

According to the Democratic party source, the DNC has $12.3 million in the bank, with debt of $4.4 million. The $11.5 million the DNC says it raised in October would be a monthly record for a non-presidential election year since the implementation of campaign finance reform measures earlier this decade.

The RNC says the $8.79 million they raised in October was their highest monthly total in an off-election year.

The RNC's $11.2 million in the bank is down nearly $8 million from the start of October, which reflects the large amounts of money the party committee spent last month to help GOP candidates in this November's contests. Republican gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia both won, grabbing back two seats held by Democrats.

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Linda

    rofl It only goes down from here DNC, lol

    And this is the best u can do with all those big Fundraisers with Obama flying all over the place? WOW, doesn't that say it all?

    And, as in Obama's govt, you are spending way too much. You were outraising in the early days, slowing down, with this last up tick and you STILL have less money than the Repubs.

    I hope as the Pacific President, Oba-Mao got you a loan from China too

    November 19, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  2. Ryan

    That's because not everyone with cash is greedy.... some people who make huge contributions also happen to have a moral conscience that aligns itself best with the DNC then it ever would with the evil GOP which isn't that far off from the KGB. Us and our acronyms!

    November 19, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  3. Bev

    Based on the accounting deficiencies amongst the Dems-–remember the numerous errors regarding the jobs created/money spent in regard to the stimulous money..........

    I would want to see PROOF/sources that show they raised this much money!!!

    November 19, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. George W Bush = Worst President Ever

    According to the wingnuts, 2010 is going to be a bloodbath for democrats with the republican comeback. They think Americans are embracing their anti human rights stance in health care and job creation. Maybe their celebration of victory is a bit premature.

    November 19, 2009 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  5. adam

    so thats where all the stimulus money went.....

    November 19, 2009 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. FALSE NEWS...not really the news .. just propaganda from hate mongers to the no brainers

    I see the democrats raised more money than the GOP party of "NO"!...hmmm, wonder why Pain-Lin is not helping out the republiklans with all that cha-ching coming from her book sales. maybe going rogue by an airhead is just for personal aggrandizement!!

    November 19, 2009 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  7. Christian Values

    Give these funds back to us.....

    this is nothing compared to the healthcare billl!!! skrew ya Reid&Pelosi

    go ahead and Pass the bill – will load us all with trillions of debt and then

    ............................................................................

    arrives my Baby Sarah Palin, the Savior of us all (Vote Palin for 2012)

    November 19, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  8. WIlly Brown

    Did the DNC get an Obama stimlus?

    November 19, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Blah blah bloodblath blah 2010!"...right GOPers? LOL

    Why don't you spend another $8M on negative, slanderous, misleading advertising tha makes most evening living rooms cringe, so we can really start being afraid of the growing GOP juggernaut for the mid-terms haha...cranky simpletons...

    November 19, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  10. Vic of New York

    The RNC should not lick its chops. Christie won in NJ because of economic issues. He knows better than to bring Sarah Palin into this state.

    Next year's motto? "Not a chance, Lenny Lance!"

    November 19, 2009 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  11. southerncousin

    I wonder how much was scummy union money that has been stolen from the membership. Given all of the liberal organizations and causes that got money from the so called stimulus bill, I wonder how much was our tax money. The DNC is a thouroughly disgusting and dishonest organization. Look who runs it. Obama, one and done.

    November 19, 2009 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  12. Obama Victim

    the democrats with a huge debt.....seems about right......better bow to those Chinese next

    November 19, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  13. Chris - Denver

    Ha ha. Take that Republicans with your puny 8.8 million. Boy the Republic party is running out of money almost as fast as they ran out of ideas. Almost.

    November 19, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  14. Scott, Tucson

    The DNC must be raking in the money from lawyers, Hollywood and minorities because what right minded businessman (Wall Street or Main Street) would give money to those corporate busting, tax grabbing thieves?

    November 19, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  15. Party Purity will never bring Political Power!

    The RNC's $11.2 million in the bank is down nearly $8 million from the start of October, which reflects the large amounts of money the party committee spent last month to help GOP candidates"

    Now we know the price of two governorships, 4 mill apiece.

    Still, I would rather have the 2 voting seats in the House the Dems picked up to the symbolic governorships the cons picked up.

    November 19, 2009 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  16. Bill

    Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address in which President Lincoln emphasized the importance of a united nation. "..from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion...:" The comments in this blog don't indicate that any of us are honoring the soldiers who died for us. Shame on us.

    November 19, 2009 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  17. Rob

    EXCELLENT!!! Now let's get health care reform passed with a strong public option!

    November 19, 2009 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  18. demsrulz

    It is illegal for unions to use membership dues for political contributions.. And trust me with all the regulations imposed on unions which destroy a decent living wage... They don't dare do it...

    November 19, 2009 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  19. Chris

    silly GOPers, your insignificant biggoted party will be gone soon enough, day by day you distance yourselves further from the rest of the country...R.I.P.

    November 19, 2009 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  20. Norm

    So the Democrats have $10.3 million more now in the bank then the Republicans. Simple math is grand isn't it? Oh, I forgot the average to above average Republican can't do simple math.

    November 19, 2009 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. Speaking for Liberals

    It does not matter how much money you have in your coffers.
    It does not matter how many ads you run on TV and radio.
    It does not matter how many posters you have on the street.

    If you are an incumbent, you will be judged on your record of service.
    If you are a challenger, you will be judged on your plan.
    The people are paying attention. And don't worry about your base, they will always be with you. Worry about the independents. These are the votes you seek, these are the poeple who determine the outcomes of elections.

    The Dems need a spine, not cash!

    November 19, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |