DSCC's record 3Q fund-raising
October 19th, 2012
11:45 AM ET
1 year ago

DSCC's record 3Q fund-raising

(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced Friday it had its best third quarter fund-raising in the history of the committee.

The organization in charge of electing Democrats to the Senate said it raised $29.2 million from July 1 through September 30.

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So far the DSCC has raised a total of $106.9 million this election cycle with $27 million cash on hand at the end of the quarter.

Both political parties are battling to win control of the upper chamber, each pouring fund-raising dollars into a number of highly-contested races throughout the country.

Democrats currently control the Senate 53-47, with two independents who caucus with the Democrats, but are defending 23 of the 33 seats up for grabs in November.

DSCC executive director Guy Cecil said "enthusiasm is high" and the committee is hoping to keep the momentum on their side.

"Republicans are now spending millions defending half of their seats, and we are running ahead in blue states and red states alike," said Cecil. "While Republicans have employed a failed strategy to make this election a referendum on President Obama, Democrats have focused on defining a clear choice for voters."

The National Republican Senatorial Committee had yet to announce its fund-raising figures for the quarter.


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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. UBS, WILLARD & THE 4000+ AMERICAN AMNESTY DEAL

    Democrats will keep control of the Senate. That's a no-brainer. Elizabeth Warren will take back Massachusetts. GUARANTEED! It's the House that we want. Kick all of those Teatard obstructionists out starting with Bachmann, Walsh, West, Riggel, Wilson, McCarthy and I served the best for last......Eric Cantor. He must go and we as Virginians will make sure we send him packing!!! Straight Dem ticket.

    OBAMA/KAINE/HIRSCHBIEL

    October 19, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  2. eyeRollz

    I'd like to see Mitch McConnell gone too. Anyone that walks into their congressional job and on the first day states that his only goal during his term is to make sure the president is a one-term president is not working for the american people.

    October 19, 2012 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  3. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It is a shame that there is a need for so much money to run for office. If we needed little to no money to run for office, there would be a whole lot more diversity of people in the Congress as well as more parties (another 1 or 2) to make things more interesting and have the country more represented.

    October 19, 2012 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Please count on me too...... Yes, on Obama12.

    October 19, 2012 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  5. Cat

    Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, Eric Cantor should all be kicked out for obstructionism, as well as the people already mentioned. These are not patriots – they are shameful and should be charged with treason. Karl Rove should be behind bars. Hope he is under surveillence by FBI as he will be trying to steal the election again.

    October 19, 2012 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  6. Travis

    @ S.B. Stein E.B. NJ
    I agree. I've often wondered about what happens to the money that is left over afterwards. Surley, both parties are not spending all of their campaign funds, are they? To me, that would be a major waste of money.

    October 19, 2012 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |