October 8th, 2010
11:39 AM ET
4 years ago

DGA raises big money

(CNN) - The Democratic Governor's Association announced Friday it raised $10 million over the last three months, a cash haul that puts the organization in strong financial shape as it faces the prospect of losing control of a significant number of statehouses this November.

According to the DGA, the $10 million is a record-breaking amount for a three-month haul and increases the organization's coffers to $13 million with a month to go before the 37 gubernatorial elections being held this November.

A spokesman for the RGA told CNN they do not plan to release their fundraising numbers Friday.

The DGA says a significant amount of their fundraising came from grassroots donors, upset over the fact News Corp., the parent company of Fox News, donated $1 million to the Republican Governor's Association.

Democrats are defending 19 seats this election season, while Republicans are defending 18. According to political handicapper Charlie Cook, 14 current Democratic seats are considered tossups while only four current Republican seats are seen as competitive.


Filed under: 2010 • DGA • Fundraising • RGA
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Pollwatcher

    So much for Democrats not being motivated.

    October 8, 2010 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  2. 25 Days until Socialism dies in the United States

    Heck give them a billion dollars! All the money in the world isn't going to change the FACT that the American people know they have been, and continue to be, LIED TO by the DemocRATS. Their massive spending, debt, deficits, takeovers, union handouts, etc. cannot be swept under the carpet anymore. The more they spew their lies, the lower their poll numbers go, just like Obozo.

    October 8, 2010 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  3. stufit

    Be aware, they call unions "grass roots."

    October 8, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  4. vic nashville tn

    “Fox News, donated $1 million to the Republican Governor's Association.” Look who is influencing the election
    Today lot of good news for democrats

    October 8, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  5. Eric

    Don't care how much money they raise... November 2 is Doomsday for Democrats. Enjoy the next three weeks Dems, it's the last time you'll sit in elected office.

    And you Dem supporters, I recommend you beat the rush by getting your lifelong prescription for antidepressants and gallons of PeptoBismol now. It's going to be a long 40 years in the political wilderness.

    October 8, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. Sniffit

    Watch what happens with the redistricting...just watch. I almost wish I lived in one of these red states and practiced civil rights and election law. It's going to be a glorious effort on their parts to marginalize minorities. Pay particular attention to places like Harris County, TX where the conservatives are doing th emost screaming and crying about minority voter registration efforts.

    October 8, 2010 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  7. Hangar 13

    Funny how Democrats always claim to speak for the common people, but they always seem to be able to come up with massive support from the deep-pockets donors who own them: the unions, the trial lawyers, George Soros and a handful of billionaires, etc. Yet they continue to fool people into voting for them. It isn't surprising that their most reliable voting bloc is those with less than a high school education. It's a fact, lok it up.

    October 8, 2010 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  8. Fair is Fair

    "Okay, the unemployment stayed at 9.6% but PLEASE recognize that it's that way because this IS an ELECTION YEAR and the BIG CORPs has their hands 'completely' in the RACE!!! They are feeding $$$$$$$$$$ to the RepubliCAN'Ts – foreign interest is involved – corruption is involved – special interests is involved!! BIG CORPs will get FAVORS in RETURN and is this what we really want in WASHINGTON???"

    Hey T'SAH... where's your proof, huh? Don't let your mouth write a chesk your arse can't cash, sister. P.S. it's pretty obvious you're kinda full of yourself (one must wonder why?). Pretty pathetic.

    October 8, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  9. grapevine

    Hey T'SAH... where's your proof, huh? Don't let your mouth write a chesk your arse can't cash, sister. P.S. it's pretty obvious you're kinda full of yourself (one must wonder why?). Pretty pathetic.

    Hey Fair is Fair: Pathetic? I think not. Do read up on the Chamber of Congress. The foreign funds the Chamber is receiving are being spent on Republican ads, ergo, foreign interests ARE attempting to corrupt US elections. What concerns you most, I wonder? That the GOP win at all cost, or America?

    October 8, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "And you Dem supporters, I recommend you beat the rush by getting your lifelong prescription for antidepressants and gallons of PeptoBismol now. It's going to be a long 40 years in the political wilderness."

    Aside from this being yet more hyperbolic delusional nonsense from you, Eric, it's quite true that all the Dems need to do in order to survive is either (a) let the GOP take over, enact their horrifying agenda again and let America learn its lesson...apparently, the past decade wasn't sufficient...so maybe another decade of corporate-pandering welath-gap-widening middle-class destroying policies will really send home the message, and (b) just be patient and wait...the country's demographics are quickly shifting away from white and towards the Dems...despite the effective demagoguery masking their concern about it over the past 2 years, the GOP's best efforts at marginalizing the shift through redistricting over the coming year won't stop it.

    October 8, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  11. Fighting Democrat!

    Go Democrats!!!!!!

    October 8, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |