October 4th, 2010
06:05 AM ET
8 years ago

DNC raises $16 million in September

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic National Committee will report raising $16 million in September, the committee's biggest cash haul so far in the 2010 election cycle.

The DNC is not required to report its fundraising totals until later this month, but Democrats are eager to promote this bit of good news as political discussion has centered on whether Republicans will wrest back control of the U.S. House and perhaps the Senate from Democrats in the November midterms.

The DNC's previous high-water mark for fundraising in the 2010 election cycle was $13.3 million in March. In August, the DNC took in about $11 million.

"Demonstrating the increased energy we've seen in the polls and among our grass roots activists, more than 80 percent of the more than $16 million we raised in September came from low dollar donors online and in the mail," Brad Woodhouse, a DNC spokesman, said in an e-mail. "We've found that our supporters are now focused on the election, are responding to the President's message laying out the choice and understand the stakes."

It is not yet known how much the Republican National Committee raised last month. An RNC official tells CNN that the committee will release its September fundraising total on Oct. 20.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Willy Brown

    Won't matter how much Timmy steals. Democrats are out in 2010 & 2012!

    October 4, 2010 06:09 am at 6:09 am |
  2. Jen

    "the committee's biggest cash haul so far in the 2010 election cycle." How's that for an enthusiasm gap? I hope the teabaggers are ready for disappointment when they can't even take the Senate this November, so much for a revolution...

    October 4, 2010 06:17 am at 6:17 am |
  3. Marie MD

    The rethugs are the only ones who have had problems within the party of NO and those pesky teabaggers. The Democrats didn't need to have their voices heard because we were heard on November 2008.

    October 4, 2010 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  4. monica

    Come on dem's let's go, fight and win.let's surport our president he has hads hit some rough spots we still need him to finish what he started it's gonna take some more years.it took 10 yrs to get n this mess at least he's showing he cares. We do not need to go backwards.

    October 4, 2010 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  5. the real ib

    Wonder how much came for Soras?//

    October 4, 2010 07:45 am at 7:45 am |
  6. u2canfail

    So there are a few supporters of the Democratic Party! Thank goodness. From the coverage of Tbag nonsense and hate, I thought we were doomed. The GOP has given itself over to the extreme right. It is no longer an option.

    October 4, 2010 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  7. Clwyd

    Compare the amounts that have been collected from low donations to the repulsive republicans large Special Interest Money that that Robert's Court so willingly and knowingly allowed to take place by their sick decision to allow the buying of American elections from home and abroad!

    October 4, 2010 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  8. King

    The dems are slowly waking up to the travisty that awaits us if the repugs take over congress. The congress will seize to function because any gop who dare to vote yes to a dem policy will be imediately ostracated and voted out next election.

    October 4, 2010 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  9. Russ from Md

    The unions must be getting desperate.

    October 4, 2010 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  10. 8 Years of having a drunken driver at the wheel put America in the ditch, why would working Americans return the keys to the crowd drinking at the same bar?

    Regardless of what the media bobble heads and drama queens may blather on about, the Dems are enthusiastic about 11/2, just not lunatics, that want to "take back" the country from a duly elected President, nor are we PO that a black man is in "our White" House.

    However, we do not to want give the Born Again New Age "fiscally responsible" Reds a chance to return to 2008 so they can complete the demolition of this country's financial system and we not not want the "christian' jihadist to return us to the Dark Ages and the Crusades and the Inquisition.

    We will quietly vote on 11/2 so don't worry your pretty but empty heads about that, we will simply vote without all the screaming drama whipped up by Fox.

    October 4, 2010 08:33 am at 8:33 am |