May 21st, 2010
11:20 AM ET
5 years ago

DNC tops RNC in fundraising race

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The DNC outraised the RNC in the month of April.
The DNC outraised the RNC in the month of April.

Washington (CNN) - In the battle for campaign cash, the Democratic National Committee brought in $10.4 million dollars last month, outraising the Republican National Committee by $3.5 million.

A DNC official tells CNN that for the year, the party committee has raised more than $40 million. The DNC also reports $15.1 million cash on hand, with $2.7 million in debt.

The Republican National Committee raised $6.9 million dollars in April. In an e-mail release Friday morning, the RNC also reports that the party committee has $12.4 million cash on hand, an increase of $1.1 million from March, and holds no debt.

"I want to thank the many RNC donors who continue to ensure that the RNC remains on solid financial footing going into the mid-term elections," said RNC Chairman Michael Steele, in the e-mail release. "Because of our donors' generosity, by next month the RNC will have put nearly 100 Victory staffers into the field to aide Republicans on the path to victory. The generosity of Republican donors will continue to play a pivotal role in our victories this fall."

Both DNC and RNC contributions were slightly down from March to April.

According to Federal Election Commission records, musician Will.i.am, a prominent supporter of President Barack Obama, contributed $12,800 last month to the DNC.


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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    That was generous of Will.I.Am. I wouldn't send a red cent to the RNC. All they'll do with it is spend it on is lapdances and private jets.

    May 21, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. Willy Brown

    Don't matter how much the DNC raises. They will be the big losers this fall

    May 21, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    I hope Steele remembers to set aside a few million dollars for staffers entertainment in sex clubs.

    May 21, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  4. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I want to thank those Republicans who contributed to the Democrat fund raising. Thank you.

    May 21, 2010 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Follow the money.........and wonder how much the Dems owe to special interests, and how badly the Dems are screwing the public, to pay back those special interests, for putting them in Washington, so they can live fat on the hog.

    May 21, 2010 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  6. Rickster

    The fund raising doesn't matter. In the race for public opinion the Marxist Obama regime has lost.

    May 21, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  7. Steph

    I would like to make sure the DNC money goes to REAL democrats. No Specters or Lincolns please.

    May 21, 2010 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  8. dAvid, CA

    the DNC outraising the RNC is indicative of what to expect in November – the RNC losing a lot more races than they've been predicting.

    Just like Rand Paul getting far fewer votes in the Primary this week than either of his Democratic challengers did in their primary.

    The GOP and the RNC like to have people think that they're in the majority, when in reality, the repackaging of the GOP's radical racist rightwing as the "Tea Party" represents that fringe of the population that still supported Bush as he left office – 22 percent.

    May 21, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  9. Luke Brown

    Hey Kentucky GOPpers, thanks for reminding us that your party has a bullpen full of right-wing whackos to send to Washington this fall.

    I saw what happened in your primary and sent my check to the DNC right away..

    May 21, 2010 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |
  10. bill486

    Everything Michael Steele says sounds like a bad movie script; whatever He & Rand Paul say will guarantee the Democrats will always have more money than the Republicans.

    Who woulda thunk it in 2008.....

    May 21, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  11. johnnyhouse

    Should not be a surprise. They have it, and haven't been too hesitant about flinging our tax dollars at losing propositions. Question is, where is all "this" money coming from?I thought the Republicans controlled the wealth in this country. Have we been misled?

    May 21, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  12. mms55

    this is good news , can't wait for nov.

    May 21, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  13. Boycott Rush`s Sponsors

    The Corporate fascists are filling the bags of their dittohead followers.Dont forget to call Rush today on Open line friday as he wants to hear from you.Flood his lines,but dont expect to get through as he only takes calls from his staff.hahaha

    May 21, 2010 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  14. Jefe

    Ever since the Supreme Court decided to give corporations and unions carte blance to influence elections monetarily, far more than individual CITIZENS are allowed, I have sworn off of ever voting for a Democrat or a Republican again. In my opinion, the Supreme Court officially ended National Soveriegnty in the United States.

    May 21, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    It's an indication that people are concerned about people like Rand Paul winning and they are sending their dollars to the Dems. The Republican party is going futher and further to the right. Some of us who voted for Reagan don't even recognize this Republican party anymore....

    May 21, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  16. gt

    if we had true term limits we would not need to raise all this money to elect a bunch of people who are power hungry.....

    May 21, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  17. bcrunner

    It's an indication that people are concerned about people like Rand Paul winning and they are sending their dollars to the Dems. The Republican party is going futher and further to the right. Some of us who voted for Reagan don't even recognize this Republican party anymore....

    May 21, 2010 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  18. Dar

    Ever notice how the rebub's are debt free and the dems still owe money? And it makes you wonder why our country is falling deeper in the hole than we ever where.

    May 21, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  19. tabu19

    Not worried about how much DNC raises. I will be sending my money to individual candidates as will most Republicans and Independents. Obama is not only a SORRY President, he is the "I'm Sorry President. God save our United States Of America.

    May 21, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  20. brahar

    Absolutely. My first vote was for Ike (first term).
    Things are a real mess in DC. One hopes there
    will be real change in the next two Nov.. elections.
    Looks promising now.

    May 21, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  21. BillE

    Why would anybody want to send the GOP money for trips and bondage clubs?

    May 21, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  22. SOPHIA

    To Rockstar and WIlly Brown THATS WHAT YOU THINK!!! There are more sensible people in the world than morons like you guys, including your GOP BUDDIES!

    May 21, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  23. Jay

    For any of you right wing idiots who criticize Obama, can you please tell me what your last piece of garbage president did for us?

    You fools whine like little girls about Obama's spending. At least he didn't use trillions to murder innocent women and children in two different countries.

    Besides going out and getting more teeth and a education past 5th grade you should just shut the hell up.

    May 21, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  24. R

    Democrats and Republicans are STILL fundraising?? I don't know what's more despicable – the fact that both sides are still trying to raise money, or the fact that there are people out there who are still willing to give their hard earned money to either party. Both sides are acting more like a child that wants more allowance money, eventhough they have actually done nothing to earn it.

    Useless...absolutely useless...

    May 21, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  25. Michael from Ventura

    Great news!

    May 21, 2010 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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