Republicans out-raise Democrats among gubernatorial committees
July 2nd, 2012
10:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Republicans out-raise Democrats among gubernatorial committees

(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association raised $16.7 million in the second quarter of the year, out-raising their Democratic counterparts by over $3 million, the groups said on Monday.

The Democratic Governors Association said it brought in $13 million in the second quarter, which includes April, May, and June.

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In the first and second quarters of this year combined, the RGA raised $29 million and the DGA brought in $21 million.

The past quarter included a recall election in Wisconsin which received national attention and spending from both the RGA and DGA.

Neither group reported their cash on hand number, or how much is in their war chest heading towards the fall elections.

Voters will cast ballots this year for governors in eleven states, including three tossups and four trending towards each Republicans and Democrats, according to the non-partisan Cook Political Report ratings.

soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Is this really a surprise? There are more wealthy Republicans than there are Democrats.

    July 2, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  2. Mor Man NO!

    ATTENTION, ALL YOU TRUE CHRISTIANS, the following is from AP release about Romney's vacation: "Mormonism began in the 1830s when, according to believers, an angel presented another book of scripture to Joseph Smith, the church's founder, called the Book of Mormon"

    And you still want Romney as your President, I think NOT! The scared ritual of wine & bread, Mormans turned it around to water & bread, SAD!

    July 2, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  3. SafeJourney

    Romney and repubs will no be able to buy this election.

    July 2, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  4. Tony in Maine

    Thinking of all the elections past that were bought with everything fromnickel draft beer 100 years ago to full length made for television blivots in 2004, the only way to get money out of politics is (a) to state the obvious, corporations are not people and (b) make it a capital offense to give, loan or donate any election campaign either directly or indirectly any sum in excess of $100. The call so and so tag lines on tv "issue" ads are no defense and actually prima facia evidence of criminal activity. Offenders will be tarred, feathered, drawn quartered, hung, and shot – all after a single trial in front of Judge Judy, no appeals allowed.

    July 2, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  5. Dave

    No offense to the democrats, but Americans want to alter the direction of the country we love. We are not interested in debt, deficits and unemployment anymore.

    July 2, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Romney and the Repugs believe America is for sell and they intend to buy it, sell us off on Wall Street to the highest bidder in the World, remember they believe "Corporations are people" and that means we are commodities.

    July 2, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  7. Dave

    To Mor Man No!:

    You might be interested to learn why Mormons partake of the sacrament and then compare it to the Bible. There are some very interesting parallels. Yes, Mormons do not partake of alcohol. However, the symbolism of the sacrament is front and center in the beliefs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

    July 2, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  8. CanadaONE

    Canada sent fire planes to help American states and hydro crews to help states that lost power – BUT if the GOP get in -CANADA will not help the USA ANYMORE
    in fact the GOP will have to keep rasing money for all the USA extra costs – this will be a new new form of tax called the GOP TAX

    July 2, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  9. Ray E. (Georgia)

    Now why are there more wealthy republicians, assuming ther are more wealthy republicians?? Did they work for it, or was it handed to them? The liberal's and democrats decided they would "Steal" it from the "Rich" people. The "Rich" people just moved offshore. Who's fault is that? Those who work hard or the "Theives" You know if you go into the Voting Booth and vote aganist yourself you will "See" the results. The democrats had the congress for 40 years. What do you think the results are??

    July 2, 2012 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. ST

    Romney deserves to lose this election. I ask myself what did he prepare himself for the past six years in order to throw himself again in the competition. What did he learn from former presidents especially "W". "W" was very aware that Hispanic bloc was and still essential in winning the election. Romney didn't think at all on this, he just went to hammer Hispanics so heavily as if they are nothing. He hasn't so far provided his Tax Returns and people still think this man is really serious in winning??!!!

    July 2, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Ray – I know the Kochs, Mittens, "W", and the rest of the Bush's inherited 'it.' They were born in the endzone, and they thought they scored a touchdown.

    July 2, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  12. Rudy NYC

    Ray E. (Georgia) wrote:

    ....You know if you go into the Voting Booth and vote aganist yourself you will "See" the results. The democrats had the congress for 40 years. What do you think the results are??
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    Republicans ran the Congress for 12 Years and the White House for the last six of those years. What was the result? The worst economic crash since the The Great Depression. In fact, if it were not for the social safety nets, we would have had an experience worse than The Great Depression by simple fact that there are a hundred million more people in the population.

    July 2, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |