August 20th, 2010
12:10 PM ET
4 years ago

DSCC out-raises NRSC for fifth time in six months

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its GOP counterpart for the fifth time in six months, according to fundraising numbers released Friday by both campaign committees.

The DSCC raised $4.4 million in July, eking out a fundraising victory over the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which raised just over $4.1 million in the same period.

The DSCC has about $22.4 million cash on hand – $1.3 million more than the Republican committee.

The NRSC has been out-raised by the DSCC to the tune of nearly $6 million this election cycle. The Democrats have raised almost $78.4 million, while the Republicans have raised $72.5 million.

Neither committee is carrying any debt.

Both parties need all the money they can get. There are 37 Senate seats at stake this November. Democrats are defending 19 of them while Republicans must defend 18.


Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • NRSC
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. Al-Virginia

    How much of that money came from the Unions which is actually tax payers money..... Maybe the DNC can put some of that tax payers money back in the treasury.....

    August 20, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
  2. RickRude

    Well im sure the newscorp will buy the midterms and unpatrioticmob you musttnot know unions protect your rights in the workplace. So with that being said you go live in facism..................I'LL PASS WINGNUT.

    August 20, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  3. water bearer

    Democrats need to start pulling together and get out there and vote for Democrats this fall! While everything may not be perfect and there is a long way to go to bring our country back to a healthy economy, if the Repubs take control again the last two years will have been wasted and we will be back on the brink of failure . . . . which is EXACTLY where the Repubs want the country to be!

    Vote NO to the Party of NO!

    August 20, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. TC

    Go to Tea Party Patriots. They are asking people for $1,000.00 to join some wing of the party... It is Crazy.. I thought they were all about the people. Who the hell has 1,000.00. Just like their stupid convention that cost 600.00. Mostly upper middle class white folks. NO poor whites or brown or black people. The people who really need help. Who don't even know what a 401K is more less have one. Poor Well to do white folks they have been so oppressed by Obama.. booo freakin hooo. give me a break!!!! PS. Let the Muslims build their Center. How many of you rightees are protesting Catholic churches being built next to schools because of the Pedophelia scandles.. You are right wing tools and idiots.

    August 20, 2010 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Chipster

    It doesn't matter how much money the DNC raises. Democrats simply don't know how to use fear, paranoia, and anger effectively the way the RNC does. People who have no health insurance will vote Republican and yet they'll go to the emergency room and expect treatment even if they can't pay. I guess they think the hospital fairy pays for it but there is no hospital fairy – taxpayers pay! Don't want government health care? OK, then pay or stay home when you're sick! Republicans want to dismantle Social Security and Medicare. Tea Partiers carry signs that say "Hands off my Medicare!" and then they vote Republican. I don't know how the GOP does it but they scare people into voting for them anyhow. They get people stirred up about stupid stuff like vacations, teleprompters, and certificates of live birth. Good grief!

    August 20, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. geecee

    Make sure we Democrats (and Independents) get out and vote in the mid-terms. Don't be lazy, complacent and apathetic. We need to get out the Vote, big time, like we did in 2008, or we will just go back to the good ole' Bush Days – and we know where that has gotten us! We need to stick with the Dems for another 6 years to get us out of the mess left behind over the past 8 years. Please, get out and vote, get your friends and relatives out to vote in November. Extremely important. We'll get out of this economic downturn eventually. But not if the Repugnantcants get any more members elected!!

    August 20, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Just for the record: I actually DID NOT agree with the DNC using the Shrub in their ads. The DNC has a PLETHORA of ammunition using soundbites from CURRENT Senators and other wanna-be legislators
    opposing EVERYTHING currently under the sun.

    It would've made for great entertainment to see Congressmen voice their Birther beliefs, attending T-Parties where Obama was postered as a witch doctor or in a coffin, helathcare rallies where they proclaimed that we were going to kill their grannies; opposing Wall Street legislation: defending BP; the list is freaking endless.

    Bush deserves to be given a rest. It took a lot of effort to take this entire country and suck all the money and life out of it like he did in just eight short years.

    August 20, 2010 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  8. A Conservative

    Kinda like the unions and the dems, huh Jilli?

    August 20, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  9. ETM

    There may be as many rich Democrats as rich Republicans, but the issue is which party fights only for the rich. And the answer is: the Republicans. The Democrats are far from perfect but still adopt policies that help the poor and middle class.

    August 20, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  10. Marcus

    aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob – Think about that, you're a teacher or a cop or a firefighter and you DO work to earn your paycheck, you're not receiving 'since forever' a paycheck every month just because you are breathing, then conditions completely OUT OF YOUR CONTROL (that could have been averted) comes and menaces your JOB.
    Some guys wants to help your local/state government to have conditions to keep your job, other guys says that the first are trying to 'payback their Union buddies' or any lame excuse as that one...
    You, of course, have the right to not like those who are HELPING you (indirectly or not) due to political stances that you have against them, but would you really votes for those who not only wants you jobless but also accuse you of accepting/receiving a bribery?

    August 20, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  11. Frasier6670

    Why anyone would give money to either the democrats or the republicans is beyond me. Neither knows what their doing and are destroying this country. We would be better off to get rid of all of them and just pick some regular "Joe" off the street. I bet they would do a better job at fixing this economy than this inept government. Where are all these so-called educated experts that can't even balance a budget. Our government has run amok and we are in serious trouble.

    August 20, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  12. Eddie B

    YEah, but the Republicans have their big corporate friends that will plop millions down in advertising and donations at the last minute to steal the elections. Thanks Target and Fox. Unreal!!!

    August 20, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  13. ken

    Hmm, lets see, Gvmt funds / buys off the unions. Unions fund the Dems, Gvmt robs the tax payer. Everyone wins, except the tax payer.

    August 20, 2010 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  14. Marcus

    All there's needed to be done is to check on how many (and particularly which) important and even vital pieces of legislations/legislative acts are being purposely stalled by the GOP.
    I am not talking about 'stimulus' bills or the likes but:
    – Federal judges appointments and;
    – Bills/Acts that have passed on the House but for some 'reason' cannot 'keep on moving' in the Senate (and vice-versa).
    For starters.
    I'm talking about facts of public knowledge, that can be verified with some research in the Congress' website.
    Does the GOP/representatives have the right to use the excuses they have been using to stall the government? Legally, yes.
    Morally...

    August 20, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  15. nah...nah...nah....!

    The Dems..."nah...nah...nah..we got more money than you...nah nah?

    Sounds like a bunch of kindergarten drop-outs......................................!

    August 20, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  16. diridi

    I do not care too much of this...I just vote for any Democrat....because Republicans messed this nation like a "HELL". They will mess again if they win...God forbids this....I vote for any Democrats....

    August 20, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. philthetruth

    what a waste of money, it'll all be worthless soon anyway thanks to obamanomics...

    August 20, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  18. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    jim- there are far more dumb as rocks (Dar) Fox republicans than democrats. Democrats need to vote because the alternative is a step back to the 1950's.

    August 20, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  19. vic

    Republicans don’t trust their candidates .when the dust settled in November republicans will realize what went wrong will keep distance from Tea party and FOX

    August 20, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  20. GOPISBACK

    This is not a huge story, both the GOP and DEMS will have a lot of money to spend on the election. A lot of money doesn't mean a win. Remember 2006 GOP had a huge money advantage

    August 20, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  21. Austin

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could free our politics from the shouters and wingnuts at both ends of the political spectrum, stop all the ultrapolarized us-vs.-them talk and the hysterical screaming that Armageddon is upon us, and just get back to coming together in the middle to solve our common problems?

    You remember, the way politics is SUPPOSED to work?

    August 20, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  22. Robert Cloosdoosch

    Never fear...Fox News will come through with another huge donation for the rethugs

    August 20, 2010 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  23. Laura, Boston

    If the dems keep on using Bush as the only means of offensive then they deserve to lose.

    I voted for Obama (but wanted Hillary) and thought he really would give us a change from the Bush administration. He has had almost 2 full years and hasn't given America anything worth real change.

    I will vote for Scott Brown in November and vote out Deval Patrick. I am a dem but will not contribute to the Nancy Pelosi, Reid or Obama way of ruining the economy..heck the government in general. I only hope that we will see an end to the complete one party rule. Maybe then we will see the Repulicans put forth ideas. Instead of calling them the party of "no" why not try to work with them not for pride but for the people who sent you there.

    August 20, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    Why is it that all you people who HATE President Obama and all he does regardless of the merits of his actions, never say what "President McCain" would do in the same circumstances?

    August 20, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. Former Republican, now an Independent

    You are forgetting the recent Supreme Court ruling that Companies and Unions can contribute all of the money they wish to campaigns of their "choice". The republicans still haven't received all of the money they will get from big businesses yet (most of them foreign owned). Also, they will receive a lot of money from the two bigest Unions in the country, the American Medical Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. When all of these $$$$ comes in, they will raise much more than the Democrats will from common working class Americans.

    August 20, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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