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. once upon a horse

    maybe the tie in with FoxNews was something that the RNC had really preferred to keep under wraps if it could. If you have a major news corporation already funding you why should the everyday common man do the same thing. I am sure had it been just the opposite the GOP would see it the same way.

    August 21, 2010 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  2. the real ib

    money making machine that's the DNC. I wonder how Kaine can raise so much money when he couldn't run Va. without wanting a tax increase everytime the sun came out. So glad he is gone.

    August 21, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  3. rdepontb

    They're still working hard to marginalize Michael Steele. How's that working for you?

    August 21, 2010 02:10 pm at 2:10 pm |
  4. Facts are not fair to the GOP

    This is what happens when big corporations can give their bribes directly to the candidate they want to buy.

    August 21, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  5. carolinago

    Proud DNC Contributor.

    August 21, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. Chris

    This is the same group that daily criticizes the Dem's for their handling of the national deficit and the ones that keep saying they should be put back in charge so they can fix things? The GOP received $5.5 million in contributions and spent $11.1 million – that's fiscal conservatives for you.

    August 21, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. German,IrishAmerican

    It couldn't have been to "quietly filed" since the amount has been on every news channel. As for the money raised by the Dems, George Soros and his foreign companies must be getting really worried to donate that much money every month to buy another election.

    August 21, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. RAG

    Hmmmmmm... $5.2 M on hand and $2,2M in debt. And THESE are the guys that can bring fiscal restraint to our government!!!!! What a laugh!

    August 21, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  9. Shannon

    I would hope that this means America is finally waking up to the party of no. The party that votes to deny benefits to the unemployed, the party that calls them lazy. This is the party that apologized to BP, and wanted tax payers to pick up the tab for the clean-up. This is the party of Palin and Bachman, this is the party of no ideas, no solutions, and no values. Please let this mean America is on to them.

    August 21, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  10. kelly

    There are a lot more rich democrats than republicans so how is it that republicans have been labeled the party of the rich by the media? Could it be that the media wants to portray dems as on the side of the poor and it would help if Americans believed what the media says about the Republican party.

    August 21, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  11. dodsoal

    I betcha Sarah can no longer see November 3rd. from her front porch.

    August 21, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  12. u2canfail

    Tbags think donating to RNC is a tax. Steele is there.

    August 21, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  13. mel from ohio

    OOPS!!! It appears Americans DON'T feel that the Repubs are the ones to back....where's the money that should be pouring in if "Americans" want them to win? Just another one of their many, many lies. They would do much better if they actually took the time to come up with a plan of action other than their present one of "Just Say No"....obviously it's not working for them.

    August 21, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  14. works for me

    "We are confident that Republicans have the ideas Americans are looking for and the resources necessary to win in November.”

    And these ideas are where? Are they holding them in Palins brain only to surprise us all at election time like some Trojan horse?

    August 21, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  15. judy

    The republicans, the party of No ideas!

    August 21, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  16. stacy

    Delusional Republican Leaders!
    They actually think saying something makes it true! I love it!

    August 21, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  17. deuce

    What was that? Sorry can't hear over the Republicans bitter tears.

    August 21, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  18. Brian

    I do not think that money will be an issue, we did not give any money to the RNC this cycle, but are contributing heavily directly to the candidates as are most of our friends. In fact we will donate more than ever, but it will not be going through the central organization to fund stripper parties and lavish perks for the execs, but directly to those we support.

    August 21, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  19. charlie from the North

    If I had their sources I'd keep it quiet too.

    August 21, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  20. NancyG

    What ideas are you talking about. Your party hasn't come up with anything new in years. Saying no to any ideas the opposition has instead of pitching in to do what's good for middle class america is not my idea of what this american wants. All I've seen from your party the last several years is negative. The so called "wedge issues" are disgusting and does absolutely nothing for me. I'm also tired of the constant siding with corporate america over american citizens. I'm so glad Charlie Crist left your party, he has my vote in November!!!

    August 21, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  21. Jim

    The republicants response to why they are spending and raising so much money "Snarky snarky snark snark, Negative, Snarky Snark...we have what America needs." Americans don't want you either. Where are all the independents like Bernie Sanders. Bernie for pres!

    August 21, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  22. Colorodan

    Liberal spending binge? Dear Mr Heye. Surely you are aware that your party, which had control of things for the previous 8 years, doubled our national debt during that period. A debt that oh by the way had taken over 200 years to reach the point at which the GOP had inherited it. Also, W inherited 3 consecutive balanced budgets from President Clinton. Talk about a Golden Opportunity to set things right squandered by Bush/Rove/Cheney's desire for tax cuts for the wealthy. Instead of lecturing about current spending partly necessitated by the wreck your party left us with, you really ought to be apologizing to the American People.

    August 21, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  23. NVa Native

    "when a majority of the Americans think our country is on the wrong track" there is some glimmer of honesty here – but then being a Republican he goes on to promote the typical Republican deception that the party of NO ideas or resonsibility is where the public wants to go – of course is out right lunacy.
    On the wrong track is partisain politics that care little and the welfare of our country and only about political power of their party, fabricating lies about our President for the purpose of making him into one of "them" and not one of "us"; saying NO to everything and anything that might turn out to be a good thing for our country because it might also be good for the President.
    Repubs think we are on the wrong track because corporate America and Fox media, along with bigots on hate radio tell them so.
    Dems & liberals think we are on the wrong track because one political party is disfunctional and lazy.
    In reality the Repubs are on strike – just like a labor union they so dispise.

    August 21, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  24. GI Joe

    We know the R/T-Bagger plans and we don't like them: Lower taxes for the wealthy, de-regulate everything (wall-street, oil companies, anything that pours money into your campaigns), change the Constitution of the United States of America to benefit yourselves, ship even more jobs overseas and get tax-breaks for those companies, etc.

    NO NO NO NO NO to the party of NO. McConnell got his way for 19 months - NO MORE.

    August 21, 2010 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  25. katiec

    The American people are too intelligent to continue to accept or believe the propaganda, lies, distortions, fear being spewed by the republicans.
    They have done nothing these last 19 months but obstruct anything that tries to remedy the crises they created.
    They have no acceptable, credible, workable ideas, the only policy they are strongly pushing is the continuation of tax cuts, perks, benefits for the rich and Wall st.
    They have sold our country and the American people down the river and are well on their way to becoming our country's most dangerous domestic terrorists.

    August 21, 2010 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
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