CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart last month but begin the new year at a slight financial disadvantage, according to disclosures released by both parties Friday.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised just over $3.4 million in December, about $700 thousand less than Republicans in the same time frame.
But Democrats begin 2010 with $12.5 million cash-on-hand - over $4 million more than the $8.3 million the NRSC has in the bank. However Democrats have $1.25 million in debt while Republicans are debt free.
The two parties were nearly neck-and-neck when it comes to fundraising totals over the course of 2009: Democrats raised a total of $43.5 million while Republicans took in $41.2 million.
Each party is defending 18 seats this cycle.
After yesterdays Supreme Corporates ruling,there wont be a need to count the money anymore and if there is,you can start counting in billions.The peoples voice was stifled,thanks to Rush and all his Corporate fascist dittoheads.
The Supreme Court has just anointed the Republics as the beneficiaries of big oil, Aetna, Big pharma and the chamber of commerce.
Here comes a whole lot of money to fill up the campaign coffers.
Hey Tea Party Members – Are you ready to support the corporate G.O.P. or the little guy?
Third party NOW
Thanks to the three recent elections, the money will pour in for the Republicans and that is good. CHANGE IS COMING.
No worries, yesterday's Supreme Court decision opened a floodgate of corporate money for the GOP's campaigns.
The demorats can raise all the money they want, it will not matter if they keep putting up liberal candidates. There are no moderate demorats because all of them get paid off to become liberals.
The Republicans have nothing to worry about. Their friends in big corporations will ensure they win by paying millions to run lying attack tv ads about the Democrats. The conservative activist judges just guaranteed that their buddies have an advantage by overturning 100 years of settled law with a 5-4 split decision . That is the true definition of legislating from the bench.
What difference does money make. It only pays for ads. Ads will have no effect on the movement to get rid of the incumbents holding office. America has seen the light and it is ready to clean ship. If I was an incumbent of either party I would be packing my bags now. You're going soon after election time.
I hope you're ready for the onslaught of attack ads against Democrats, fully funded by Insurance Companies and Big Banks. That's what the conservatives wanted, and the conservative Supreme Court justices to legislated from the bench to get it. Enjoy everyone! Our government has just been purchased by international corporations.
Thanks to the supreme court yesterday, republicans won't need any money now that big business can buy them any office they want.
Would someone please explain to the right wingnuts that the supreme court destroyed democracy yesterday? They did not hear the lousy news on Fox.
It will change, unless of course the George Soros and the unions decide to put in more money.