NRSC raises millions, but less than DSCC
April 19th, 2012
12:46 PM ET
2 years ago

NRSC raises millions, but less than DSCC

(CNN) – The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $5.76 million in March, bringing its first quarter haul to $15 million, the group announced Thursday.

The national fundraising arm in charge of electing Republicans to the Senate now has $19.6 million cash on hand with no campaign debt.

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Its Democratic counterpart reported bringing in $7.4 million in March, capping off a $17.7 million first quarter haul. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee now has nearly $24 million in the bank, also with zero debt.

Addressing the DSCC's self-proclaimed best fundraising quarter in history, the NRSC pointed to the money raised during the 2010 cycle.

Although the DSCC ultimately outraised the NRCC by $12 million in 2010, Democrats lost seven Senate seats, the NRSC said in a statement.

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.

- CNN's Gabriella Schwarz and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Although the DSCC ultimately outraised the NRCC by $12 million in 2010, Democrats lost seven Senate seats, the NRSC said in a statement.
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    Absolute PROOF that the American people are paying attention and that all of the money on the planet cannot produce enough smoke and mirrors to hide their 4 years of abysmal failure.

    April 19, 2012 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    These figures are pretty much meaningless. Did you see what the Romney Death Star's superPAC laser did to his opponents once it had its' sites lined up?

    April 19, 2012 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  3. Luke Brown

    Every American needs to give to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. Most people are like me and haven't paid attention to just how many right-wing wackos there are on the Republican side of the aisle. It is very scary.

    With all the problems this country has, we can't afford to send any more short-sighted bigots, religious zealots, or Tea Party "suck ups" who put their own personal political agendas ahead of what's best for the country.

    Wake up Americans!

    April 19, 2012 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  4. S.positive

    Indication the Republicans need to be put in their place, the rear for R or reverse as they are losers and have no plans to help America. I still remember pre 2008...

    April 19, 2012 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  5. RealityBites

    Meanwhile.., out here in reality, our do nothing Senate has not passed a budget in over three years.

    April 19, 2012 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. Ray E. (Georgia)

    I suspect this will mean little in the election. It seems in the past one party raised much more that the other party. but it didn't translate into votes. It won't this time either.

    April 19, 2012 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    RealityBites wrote:

    Meanwhile.., out here in reality, our do nothing Senate has not passed a budget in over three years.
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    Republicans resemble that description, too, you know. Must have been those GOTP filibusters that caused that. Ronald Reagan didn't pass many budgets, either. Republicans hail Reagan as if he were a demi-god.

    Despite the facts that he raied taxes, tripled the national debt, and increased the annual deficit by a factor of 10. Compare that to Pres. Obama in today's numbers. We would have a national debt of $30 trillion instead of $10 trillion, and an annual deficit of $4.5 trillion instead of $1.5 trillion.

    April 19, 2012 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I dislike the need to raise money to run for political office. It would be nice if everyone who wanted to run didn't need to worry about that.

    I wonder who will get that support. It is going to be harder for the Democrats to defend their majority since there are more Democrat seats up for grabs; those running for re-election or undefended seats.

    April 19, 2012 01:47 pm at 1:47 pm |
  9. The Real Truth and Nothing But the Real Truth

    Democrats have a sorry story of failure and no real solutions to sell to the country. They don't know how to MAKE wealth, just TAKE wealth. They don't know how to make a vibrant American economy, just how to make a huge federal government welfare state and bureacracy.

    April 19, 2012 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |