April 20th, 2010
02:41 PM ET
5 years ago

House Democrats hold a $16 million cash advantage over GOP

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has $16 million more in the bank than the National Republican Congressional Committee heading into November, according to the latest fundraising totals released Tuesday afternoon.

The DCCC raised more than $9.7 million, while the NRCC took in $8 million last month, the committees reported. At the beginning of April, the DCCC had $26 million cash-on-hand, compared to the NRCC's $10 million in the bank.

The DCCC and NRCC are the campaign arms for their respective political parties.

Despite the huge cash disadvantage, Republicans are expected to pick up seats in November.


Filed under: 2010 • DCCC • NRCC
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. chris l

    Yet the Radical anti American Democraps are going to get decimated come Nov. It will be the biggest landslide in the history of midterm elections.

    April 20, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    gee, does this mean peopleare finally seeing through the lies and misinformation of the RNC? Or maybe they are beginning to realize that the Republicans had a chance at putting us on track and did nothing but strat the deficit we now have and then continue it with bad legislation that allowed for the financial meltdown we experienced in 2008.
    whatever the reason, I hope the money goes to good use- exposing the hypocracy of the claims of the past year.

    April 20, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Looks like the lobbyist are holding back on funding the NRCC due to their inability to stop President Obama and his administration who don't take lobbyist money.

    April 20, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. FM

    "Despite the huge cash disadvantage, Republicans are expected to pick up seats in November"!
    Wishful thinking. God hasn't told them so!

    April 20, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. DJ in TX

    While the GOP may pick up some seats, I don't think it is going to be the bloodbath people are predicting. Every President has lost seats in the mid-terms right after the election. Reagan actually lost more than others in recent history. This is nothing new.

    April 20, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  6. stevegee

    The DCCC should save its money. All the Democrats running for reelection will need it for unemployment.

    April 20, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  7. Future expat

    So? There's BILLIONS of dollars headed the GOP's way in the form of "free speech" by multinational corporations.

    April 20, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  8. Nate from Atlanta

    There is a Republican somewhere thinking:

    "How can this be? I thought it was the Democrats with the spending problem."

    April 20, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  9. Mount R

    When they have indirect access to $13 trillion, and direct access to $1 trillion "stimulus" money, you're surprised they only have this $16 million advantage.

    The 3,000% saving, in all 57 States, Austrian speaking Kenyan/Indonesian "intellectual", clinging to his BC and records, gave them this advantage, having been voted in by 67 million morons, pinkies, abortionists, radicals, moral scum, islamists, mentally deranged, delusional idiots.

    Other than that, the Commie News Network is still in business "reporting worthwhile news." Stimulus money hard at work.

    April 20, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  10. Charlie in Maine

    I hope we do cuz we are gonna need it. It cost money to get the truth out. Fox news will lie for free.

    April 20, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  11. eg100

    "Despite the huge cash disadvantage, Republicans are expected to pick up seats in November."

    Wouldn't the fundraising discrepancy be a good proxy for what's really happening? Please don't make suggestions to fit an expected narrative.

    April 20, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Common Sense Americans

    For all of you republican fools that think November will be a bloodbath for the democrats , I think you better rethink that ! Americans won't forget how republicans did absolutley nothing for the American people for the last year..........DON'T THINK WE'VE FORGOTTEN ABOUT THAT !

    April 20, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  13. Irma in North Carolina

    The reason most likely why the republicans are so far behind is that Steele is spending all their money on him self.

    April 20, 2010 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  14. jp,michigan

    The American people want change on the Hill. The kind of change that Obama was to bring, and failed. We need less government, less spending and less taxes. Money unless you use it to buy votes, doesn't really do the job!

    April 20, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  15. dale

    No amount of money will buy Safety for the criminal democrats this Nov. I'd vote for a high school student before I'd vote for them. We have got to Stop this trainwreck now.

    April 20, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  16. Henry Miller, Libertarian

    The GOP would get a lot more out of me if they were nicer to Ron Paul and replaced their self-righteous, authoritarian, big-government, spendthrift, paranoiac, chip-on-the-shoulder, neo-con platform with Paul's honestly, and truly, Conservative positions.

    April 20, 2010 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  17. RCasson

    WOW...And it's not even near November yet. If the Dems are about to get their butts kicked so badly, why are they 16 million ahead of the GOP loons??? I believe that tea is about 16 millions degrees too COLD!!

    April 20, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Willy Brown

    They can raise as much as they want. Nobody will be voting for these class clowns again!

    April 20, 2010 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  19. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Yes, the Repugs will pick up seats in November, but they will lose more seats than they gain. It will be like running in place only going backwards the faster you run forward. I can't wait, the silent majority on the Left are going to BURY the Republicans for good.

    April 20, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  20. Lando

    Democrats will unite with Independents to stop the Republican's
    quest to be back in power. These group of grand obstructionist
    has no intention of supporting ideas for progress or change. The nation will wake up to realize that rehiring known arsonist that burned the house while the house is being reconstructed does not make a lot of sense. A true analogy....

    April 20, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  21. Ken in NC

    People are always talking about Republicans and Democrats being bought off. With the kind of money Democrats have, why don't they buy off some Republicans. I'm sure they can buy them at a "STEAL". PUN INTENDED.

    April 20, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  22. FIXed News Channel & HypocriCNNonIntegrity Journalism Association

    Great Cash Haul Democrats, Same For The Republicans Despit Being Legislatively Intollerant!

    April 20, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  23. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    We are donating today to the DNC!

    April 20, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  24. Indy

    At least the Dems have done something to deserve a good financial standing. The Republicans have done nothing good for America in decades and still have 15 mill in the bank

    April 20, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |