Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in nearly $18 million in the first quarter of 2012, marking the fundraising arm's most successful quarter, according to the group.
It brought in $7.4 million in March, bringing its total to $17.7 million in the first quarter. The organization in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate now has nearly $24 million in the bank and zero debt, the DSCC announced on Thursday.
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"We have just concluded the most successful first quarter in the history of the committee and most of our candidates just broke records of their own," DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil said in a statement.
The DSCC also said its candidates have an estimated $121.8 million on hand compared to the $91.5 million for Republican Senate candidates as of the end of March.
Republicans need a net gain of four seats in the next election to take control of the upper chamber, where Democrats are currently in the majority.
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I think most Americans have had it up to here with the Tea Party in DC. Americans are still waiting for the "jobs, jobs, jobs" that the Tea Party has apparently reneged on. The only thing fueling conservatives today is simple hatred.
These repubs need to Get their act on the road, I am tired of every time I turn on the telivision, or radio, all I hear is the repubs demogogging this president and the Democrats to no avail. The election is just around the corner, we cannot allow these repubs to push more money to wall street and leave main street to the dogs. Every time there was a serious wage deparity between the haves and have not, their was a calamity of epic proportion. These dens need to step up and start debunking these lies the repubs are spewing, because we all know how quickly the American people will give up their own interest for the trickle down non sense the repubs like to spew, which has never worked.
All this money raising to support incumbents for a party that has not been able to pass a budget for 3 years. It is almost laughable, except that it once again fullly demonstrates the democrat liberal hypocrisy and corruption.
Enough GOP idiots nonsense. I support dnc and send some money when I get my check.
The thought of republicans getting a chance to further destroy our country is frightening.
The democrats will need to raise a lot of money to distract Americans from the truth about their record. They have not passed a budget for over 1,000 days. And, they have increased debt and deficits and unemployment.
the democrats might want to use some of the money to pay back the tax payers for the waste at the secret servicee and the GSA.... yea we need to raise tax... so the feds can waste it....pathedic...
Let's keep the money rolling in and defeat these GOP loons!