August 21st, 2010
01:44 PM ET
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RNC quietly files July fundraising report

In the month of July, the RNC raised roughly half of what was raised by its Democratic counterpart.
In the month of July, the RNC raised roughly half of what was raised by its Democratic counterpart.

Washington (CNN) – Without the typical press release, written statement, or comment from one of its officials, the Republican National Committee quietly filed its July fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission Friday night.

Related: RNC sets ambitious fundraising goal

The national party committee began the month of July with $10.8 million in cash on hand, according to the report. The RNC also reported that it received $5.5 million in contributions and spent $11.1 million last month. The RNC ended July with $5.2 million in cash on hand and $2.2 million in debt.

Related: RNC tries to stop damaging links about committee's finances

Earlier this week CNN reported that the Democratic National Committee raised $11.5 million in July and heads into the fall with nearly $11 million in the bank. The DNC also carries $3.5 million in debt headed into the general election.

Update: 3:00 p.m.: RNC Spokesman Doug Heye gave the following statement to CNN via e-mail:
“With control of the White House and both Houses of Congress we have always had the expectation that Democrats would outspend Republicans this election cycle," Heye said. "But when a majority of the Americans think our country is on the wrong track and are overwhelmingly rejecting the Democrats liberal binge spending agenda – Democrats are going to need to do more than hold glitzy fundraisers across the country to save Nancy Pelosi's job. We are confident that Republicans have the ideas Americans are looking for and the resources necessary to win in November.”

Update: 5:06 p.m.: Contacted by CNN, a spokesman for the DNC declined to comment.

–CNN's Ed Hornick contributed to this report.


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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. Liberal4Obama

    Tea Baggers are broke. They need their government check in order to make a donation to the GOP

    August 21, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  2. jim atmadison

    You had to read pretty closely to figure out that the GOPers took in about half of what the Dems did in July.

    Don't get cocky, Dems. There's a lot of corporate money that will be spent in other ways, with very limited oversight. They can and will outright lie to America through every media available, and nobody can tell them 'no'.

    The upcoming election will be filthy, and unchecked corporate money will be behind most of the filth. Keep that in mind when deciding whether to give a few bucks to a candidate or party.

    August 21, 2010 06:18 pm at 6:18 pm |
  3. AmFem

    wackoae-

    It says, right in the article, what the DNC reported and filed. Substantially more than the RNC, by the way. You should listen to your fellow Republican, Joe Scarborough. He says that he doesn't recognize his party anymore, and I'm afraid that many conservatives feel that way. So they've stopped contributing to a party they don't believe in. As a lifelong Democrat, I remember having respect for the right wing, BEFORE THEY BECAME EXTREMISTS!!!

    August 21, 2010 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. mtrought

    Quietly filing reports ah. Is this because of the big Faux contributions. People be sensible here, be sensible here

    Only crooks, miscreants and people with bad intent to mislead do these things. I remember when GW Bush left the White House he referred to Obama as a "good man" U think the GOP should take a leaf out of GWB book

    August 21, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  5. Byrd

    No ideas, no cash and no integrity. The GOP has finally found a Trinity to which it's bettered suited.

    August 21, 2010 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  6. Squigman

    The shame of it all rests with the contributors, not the contributee. One claims to be fair and balanced, while shilling for the very party that wants to enslave the working, middle class. The contributee, will accept any and all moneys, regardless of collective I.Q. of the contributor(s). The hypocracy just keeps getting thicker and thicker.

    August 21, 2010 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  7. Bill in California

    Why does CNN hate the GOP so much?

    August 21, 2010 06:35 pm at 6:35 pm |
  8. Peter M

    Despite the media invented narrative of Repugs having momentum, idicator after measurable indicator shows them imploding. When will the likes of CNN and the rest of the talking heads get the message?

    August 21, 2010 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  9. Sgt. Joe

    Sorry, we aren't giving the steering wheel back to the drunken drivers that got us in the this mess. Lest we forget! We'll always remember who the GOP supports and it isn't us middle class.

    August 21, 2010 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  10. George of the jungle

    You are so wrong us librial spenders are just your average Americans sending in our 5.00 and 10.00 dollar donations. The repos are getting millions from the likes of fox news. Wher are all the rich people that don't want the tax cuts to end?? Keep it up guys all our small donations will help keep the repos from ruining this country. Maybe they will find a constitutional amendment they can try and change.We don't know how much they get under the table. And maybe people are tired of how they spend it on strip clubs and such. They complain about the first family taking a vacation but it is ok to take the repo senators to the strip club.

    August 21, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. Marcus

    Hugo, are you in fact Doug Heye?
    Same denial of reality, no matter how many times your talking points are debunked and/or proven as being lies or 'heavily filthered perceptions of facts' you both keep on using them, same arrogance to dismiss those who point out your 'truth prejudiced' facts as liars or 'on crack' fellows...
    Are you sure that you and him are not the same?

    August 21, 2010 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  12. Marcus

    kelly – We're still waiting for you to tell us WHERE did you get your info that 'there are more rich democrats than rich republicans' which seems to be the base of every post of yours...
    WHERE DID YOU GOT THAT INFO?
    Thank you in advance...

    August 21, 2010 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  13. toughlove

    Really wont matter. For the most part, Independents have made up their minds. Obama and the Dems are failing.

    August 21, 2010 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  14. Name

    It's not the RNC that's bringing in the real cash. It's all the complex webs, ad hoc groups and so on, like the one Karl Rove has, the corporate cash that's so hard to count. Fox News is contributing hundreds of millions in candidate profiling and spin. They're no longer any kind of news network, just the propaganda arm of the GOP, Rupert's in kind contribution of Ailes' race-baiting talents.

    August 22, 2010 04:54 am at 4:54 am |
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