NRCC narrowly edges Dem rivals in April fundraising
May 18th, 2012
08:10 AM ET
2 years ago

NRCC narrowly edges Dem rivals in April fundraising

(CNN) – The National Republican Campaign Committee, which is tasked with electing party members to the House of Representatives, outraised their Democratic competitors in April by a small margin, according to figures released Friday.

The NRCC raised $6.9 million in April, and increased their war chest by more than $4 million. The group ended the month with $31.3 million in the bank.

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The group said at this point in the 2012 election cycle, they're nearly $20 million richer than they were in 2010.

Their counterparts, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said they had their best April in history, raising $6.48 million and ending with $25 million cash on hand. The Democrats also said they had no campaign debt.

Democrats would need to capture 25 seats currently held by Republicans in November to win back control of the lower chamber.

CNN's Kevin Liptak and Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report

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Filed under: 2012 • DCCC • NRCC
soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    The fascists regime and their billionaire donors are going to be very disappointed this November.

    May 18, 2012 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  2. Common Sense

    Amazing grace how sweet that sounds!!is the donkey last kicks!!

    May 18, 2012 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  3. Natalie in MN

    Is this suppose to be surprising thanks to the SCOTUS? We can hand them the credit for all the spending going on for this election. If that money was only put to a worthy cause....very sad situation. The GOP can now buy their way into your law-making and in to your personal lives. Those of you who elected the 2010 lunatics to Congress, are you happy with the jobs they promised? Happy with Boehner the whiner and his jobs promise? You get more of the same with Mittens.

    May 18, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. Hangar13

    The dems face some fundraising challenges in the coming months because of the news cycle. Democrat and media darling John Edwards is on trial, Democratic party in NC is mired in scandal just in time for the convention, prominent Democrats are making fools of themselves trying to repeat the Duke lacrosse race-baiting fraud, and it finally comes out (ignored by CNN of course) that the President was publicly touting the claim that he was born in Kenya right up until the time he launched his campaign for POTUS. Seems the Hawaii birthplace was an inconvenient fact when he though he could be more authentic if he was African-born. Wake up, read news sources other than the lamestreams, most liberals are smart enough to become conservatives if they would open their eyes and minds.

    May 18, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. Martha in CF

    It makes me sick the amount of money spent on an election these days. It shouldn't be about the money. It needs to be about the candidates and what they are about and if they are the right person for the job in my views. This needs to be reformed big time. The average American who would want to run for office does not have a prayer in hell because of this...

    May 18, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |