(CNN) – The group tasked with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Monday it broke fund-raising records in the third quarter of 2012, bringing in $35.1 million over the past three months, ahead of their Republican rivals.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $15.3 million in September, putting them $2.9 million ahead of the National Republican Congressional Committee's haul of $12.4 million.
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The DCCC said their cash on hand at the end of September was $26.4 million. That was behind the NRCC, which ended September with $29.5 million in the bank.
Neither committee reported carrying any debt.
"The DCCC continues to lead the NRCC with a record outpouring of grassroots support fueling our campaign," Rep. Steve Israel, chairman of the DCCC, wrote in a statement. "Voters are dedicating their voices, their volunteer hours and their donations to firing this Tea Party Congress that protects millionaires and special interests at the expense of Medicare and the middle class."
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Every smart voter in the country wants to clean the house of obstructionist gop bafoons starting with lyin Ryan and bachmann !!!
The amount of money being used to try and buy the election, is OBSCENE!
It is time to stop the republican craziness, put our country first, and vote straight democrat.
It is ashame that we need so much money to run for political office. Part of MTP had an interview with Stephen Colbert who said (and I belive him) that there is a political industrial complex that is set up to make money off the money flowing in politics.
Seeing this made me realize that we never heard how much the Romney campaign raised in September. Last figures out there are for August. No matter, on November 6, he will be sent back to his home in CA. to play with his car elevator (Remember, according to that whelp Ryan, "he is a car guy"). A complete joke.
Right on Rick! It IS obscene that a handful of gazillionaires can pump tens of millions of dollars into mittens' camapign, trying to buy the candidate who will do their bidding! Thank God for the millions of average Americans who are sending small donations to President Obama to counter that!
campaign finance reform .
Thanks Justice Samuel Alito . Corporations are people too !
As an independent, I believe that we need a swing back to the democratic party to send a sign to Washington that we don't like the Tea Party agenda. It is also important to take a look at how republicans are thinking of forcing an extreme set of policies on us.
To say the least, the president need some help. So, for this election cycle I think we all should vote a straight Democrat ballot to give the president a mandate to get the deficit down and to continue restoring our economy.
@Rick McDaniel – The amount of money being used to try and buy the election, is OBSCENE!
It is !! And we can thank the right-leaning SCOTUS for that decision. Remember CORPORATIONS are people too, and therefore their 1st amendment rights (in the form of Political CASH donations/injections) must be upheld!