House Democratic group outraises Republicans
February 17th, 2012
03:23 PM ET
2 years ago

House Democratic group outraises Republicans

(CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Friday it raised $6.02 million last month, its most successful January ever.

The House campaign group, which aims to capture 25 seats for Democrats this year to re-take the chamber, reported no debt and $13.05 million cash on hand.

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Its counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, took in $4.8 million last month and reported $17.6 million cash on hand, as well as zero in debt.

The Republican group said it had its best January since 2007.

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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Democrats • Republicans
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  1. once upon a horse

    basically because people seem to like Democrats more than they do Republicans, and it's all the Republicans' fault for being so narrow minded and moving so far to the right.

    February 17, 2012 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  2. Woman In California

    You can COUNT on me.

    February 17, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    I meant democrats can count on me.

    February 17, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  4. n

    Democrats will win the house plus kick out these tea party Republican the only agenda these Republican have is rich gets richer while the common American get poorer. Republicans enjoy the last few months

    February 17, 2012 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  5. izy

    Obama 2012!!!!!!!!

    February 17, 2012 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. poopmeister

    There is a reason why Democrats are raking in the cash, the country is starting to re-realize that the GOP direction for the country will bury us even further into debt. Believe it or not, spending is a good thing for economic growth. This is a breath of fresh air to hear that they are raising the kind of cash that they are, I was beginning to feel like I was the only democrat left in my area. I love when the republicans complain about the media coming down on them so hard....all I ever hear is democrats being bashed by the republicans day in and day out. The governor of Michigan, who is a republican, could not even say that he was glad that the president saved the auto industry....why? because he is a republican and no republican can give Obama any credit for anything!

    February 17, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Interesting, Republicans outnumber Democrats by roughly a 3:2 margin, but yet Democrats outraise Republicans by roughly a 3:2 margin.

    February 17, 2012 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  8. Wes

    Let Go Democracts. Good job, but we got a ways to go to keep President Obama in the white house so he can fight for the middle class and the poor. Thye last thing we need is for the GOP to take control and Neglect the hardest working people in this country, the poor and the middle class. Good Luck. Obama / Biden 2012

    February 17, 2012 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  9. vic , nashville ,tn

    Voters had enough with Republicans simple

    February 17, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. MWM

    A sad day in America when the greatest accomplishment of congress is to raise more money than the other party.

    February 17, 2012 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  11. Bill

    There is a reason for this – the GOP has nothing to offer and their ranks are filled with tea bag reprobates. A good percentage of this clowns will summarily tossed out of office in November. Nice going GOP!

    February 17, 2012 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  12. Silence DoGood

    The race is on to see who will raise enough to buy the election.
    Romney with big SuperPAC 1% friends OR Obama raising big money and having no expenses flying around on tax money.

    With today's technology, wouldn't it be fun to see a viral candidate with simply good ideas pull the rug out from under them both?

    Politics in the hands of the people – cool.

    February 17, 2012 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  13. WiredweirdinSF

    Of course they would get more money, the have lots of corrupt union bosses stealing the TARP money and their membership dues. Democrat liberals are owned by the corrupt unions.

    February 17, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  14. diridi

    "People Lost Credence On Republicans". They are writing republicans as "Re-Thuglicans". True, true, true...

    February 17, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  15. demogoat

    And now they are off on another break. This must be the most pathetic congress ever.

    February 17, 2012 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  16. Jess C

    RIP, GOP.....you're hosed.

    February 17, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  17. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    notice when people can't come up with true negative stuff about the president and Democrats they just make stuff up??
    Well I guess that's what FoxNews does and it works for them. :)

    February 17, 2012 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  18. NVa Native

    @weidoSF ~ "union bosses stealing the TARP money" ~
    So the GOP plan is to reduce the talking points to just jumbling up words meant to stimulate hate no matter how ignorant it is?
    Hey Mr Deep-thinker – “TARP money” were funds Bush set up to give to his Wallstreet masters without any more than a one page declaration.

    Unions had nothing to do with the GOP TARP money – but of course you don’t have any use for facts.

    February 17, 2012 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  19. kenny

    Republicans want women back in the bedroom, barefoot and pregnant except when it is time for them to cook for their Republican men or clean their house. They do not have to worry about working outside the home because Black Kids will be cleaning the floors and bathrooms in all the schools that remain open in Republican areas of the state.

    February 17, 2012 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  20. kenny

    I am amazed at the fact Mitt Romney did not think the auto industry should be bailed out but Wall Street should be. I guess that's the way it is when ya support the 1% and not the 99%. I wouldn't vote for Romney, Gingrich or Santorum for Dog Catcher.

    February 17, 2012 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |