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. GOP is the party of LIES

    If nothing changes all will remain the same

    August 21, 2010 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    The RNC may finally be realizing that the outrage that the American people have with the Congress is directed at the GOP for constantly voting NO for everything that would help the American people and our great country. They always thought the outrage was to the Democrats, but it's not. The GOP is in for a big surprise in November when they will have less seats than they do now. We wanted change, not obstruction. The American people spoke in the last two election cycles and will speak even louder in this one. While their Tea Bagger friends are loud, they are only 18% of the public and 18% doesn't win anything. They think that the voices in heads means there's a crowd behind them, but like every other aspect of the GOP, they're wrong.

    Vote NO in NOvember to the party of NO.

    August 21, 2010 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  3. Jackalope

    Republican candidates are multi-millionaires and are able to fund their own campaigns anyway.

    August 21, 2010 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  4. DENNA

    So I guess this means that the Flim Flam artists of the GOP haven't bamboozled enough people to make the cash roll in. Or . . . . are they spending it on dames & booze again? Hello Michael Steele! Hahahaaa> ;-)

    August 21, 2010 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  5. Truth-Bomb Thrower

    And of course, raising money is only bad when REPUBLICANS do it.

    August 21, 2010 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  6. BD70

    Maybe those disbelievers should check out the US National Debt clock to see who is responsible for the deficit.. The bulk of Obama's debt is from the Iraq war Bush started on put on an IOU and Medicare Part B. So when this administration included those in the budget which was necessary it looks like the dems have gone hog wild. Not true.

    August 21, 2010 05:15 pm at 5:15 pm |
  7. BD70

    Maybe those disbelievers should check out the US National Debt clock to see who is responsible for the deficit.. The bulk of Obama's debt is from the Iraq war Bush started and put on an IOU and Medicare Part B. So when this administration included those in the budget which was necessary it looks like the dems have gone hog wild. Not true.

    August 21, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  8. george

    Maybe the Republicans are taking their money direcly to the S&M Bondage stripper-nightclubs themselves, and bypassing the RNC fundraising party.

    August 21, 2010 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  9. Billy D Williams Lookin' Mofo

    Keep belching out that jive, Mr. RNC. These numbers tell me you guys have burned your brides with 80% of the electorate in order to get your loyal 20% to vote in November. I wonder if the Democrats will have the stones to follow accordingly by forcing your candidates to keep on saying scary, insane stuff.

    August 21, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  10. Bob Pacific Grove, Ca

    How did republican CNN reporter Ed Hornick "contribute" to this post? Oh, it must have been Ed that tried contacting the DNC about the problems the RNC is having......And they actually pay this operative??!!

    August 21, 2010 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  11. Discernment

    THE STEELE FACTOR

    If the RNC was not so busy trying to punish Michael Steele, than maybe they would have better numbers; and maybe their puppet masters Faux News Corp would not have bail out GOP’s Republican Governors Association to the tune of $1,000,000.00.

    August 21, 2010 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  12. Discernment

    THE STEELE FACTOR
    If the RNC was not so busy trying to punish Michael Steele, than maybe they would have better numbers; and maybe their puppet masters Faux News Corp would not have to bail out the GOP Republican Governors Association to the tune of $1,000,000.00.

    August 21, 2010 05:32 pm at 5:32 pm |
  13. CTYank

    Yet another example of "truthiness" on the part of Mr. Heye.
    We really have to get our priorities straight, including putting country way ahead of party. Not just as a campaign prop. In my experience, that is much more characteristic of dems than repubs. Did Mr. Heye ever hear of "Hoovervilles"?
    Maybe one day corporations won't be able to buy elections, after SCOTUS is moved nearer the middle.

    August 21, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  14. mj

    Our entire family was better off 2 years ago. None of the so-called Stimulus Programs, Cash for Clunkers, TARP, Energy Credits, etc. have helped at all. Small business is in trouble. Obama has the wrong agenda. He is not listening to what America wants – just what he wants us to have or have not. Republicans have ideas – Democrats don't want to listen. This will change come Elections!!

    August 21, 2010 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  15. mlwells

    wackoae, you obviously didn't read the entire article ... it reports that the DNC reported 11 million in donations last month – a report, I must add – that made the news circuit last week.

    I'd be interested the TRUE debt which can be attributed to the Obama administration ... deduct the cost of GWB's 2 unfunded wars, deduct the Wall Street bailout presented by GWB, deduct the unfunded Medicare Part D, deduct the unfunded No Child Left Behind, deduct the unfunded tax credits, deduct the debt left by GWB ... what is the amount of debt which may TRULY be attributed to the Obama administration?

    August 21, 2010 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  16. Gpenn

    Now, one would think if the Vast majority of Americans thought the Dems were doing so badly. The GOP coffers would be over flowing with cash from the disgruntled. I think the GOP is over stating things a bit.

    August 21, 2010 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  17. Ancient Texan

    When George Soros is making billions of dollars(from Obama's spending policies) and donating millions every month to the Dems to try and buy the congressional election this fall, of coarse they will raise more money. Yes, Republicans spent too much but Obama exceeded the entire 8 years of spending in the first 15 months of his administration. Everything that has been done to help the economy has been nothing but payback to Unions and special interests of progressives. The American people are scared to death of the present President and Congess.

    August 21, 2010 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  18. Paul H

    This is more of the same stuff. The only thing that's different is the year.

    August 21, 2010 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  19. Tom-Vermillion, Ohio

    Doesn't it seem odd that the Republican's do not want the American people to know where the campaign contributions come from whereas the Democrats want greater transparency? Some direct, blunt questions need to be asked of the Republicans, especially those who blocked the finance bill that was brought to attension today by President Obama. Everybody, please read the President's statement, he made today (8/21/10). Its important. Blogger's, please keep this to the forefront of the news. The wedge issues can wait. Distractions away from President Obama's statement will surely be made starting monday by the GOP.

    August 21, 2010 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  20. vernis robertson

    They have no Ideas. We have seen their ideas, in the last past 8yrs. Only thing you hear from the GOP is the country Debt. When President Obama took office the country was in debt, when Bush took office , he a surplus. The GOP won't tell you how money the Bush tax cuts cost , the Iraq war, Afghan war, prescription drug program . If only they would tell the truth and stop trying to put fear in the American peoples minds. The Republicans have NO agenda only criticism. Between 2002 and 2006 they world change and will never be the same, why we had a Republican president and republican congrees,senate.

    August 21, 2010 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  21. SkiDoc

    In this election the money does NOT matter very much. The people are going to "take back their Country."

    November can't come soon enough!!

    August 21, 2010 06:03 pm at 6:03 pm |
  22. lost in Texas FOREVER

    being patient is NOT a virture among us Americans and although it took 8 years for us to get into this shape some seem to think it's only going to take 2 years to get out of it. That being said more than likely the GOP will win a large amount of seats in Nov not really because they deserve to but because basic Americans want change to happen overnight. And then when the GOP does that tax cut for the wealthy trickle down thing again that failed to work last time maybe the Dems can say "I told you so!"

    August 21, 2010 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  23. Nick O'Boailll

    What's the deal? This is how republicans handle money, only this time they don't have the middle class to fleece!

    August 21, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  24. Hannah

    I will be supporting the Democrats all the way. I will never vote Republican again as they work not for the average American but for the corporations and Wall street, it just makes sense to work towards better education for everyone, public schools, health care for everyone, get alt fuels, solar and wind and create jobs. The new high speed trains are coming. i see a glimmer of hope for us all. With the Bush/Cheney group all I saw was wars, our money being sucked out for wars, the wealthy getting more wealthy and corporations make oodles of money, but the rest of us have lost our homes our savings our jobs. Better days are coming but it won't be with Republicans.

    August 21, 2010 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  25. roro

    The Republicans have ideas??!! We haven't heard a single idea from them in almost 2 years! And now they smugly think we're all morons and will put them back in office, even though we all remember that they're the ones who got us into this mess in the first place. Think again!

    August 21, 2010 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
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