August 20th, 2009
03:34 PM ET
12 years ago

DNC raises more than $9 million in July

(CNN) - Buoyed by last month's high-profile Chicago fundraiser featuring President Obama, the Democratic National Committee reports it raked in over $9 million for the month of July - a cash haul that far exceeds that of the Republican National Committee during the same time period.

According to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday, the DNC raised just over $9.1 million last month, and has more than $16 million cash on hand. Including various refunds and rebates, the DNC reports its total receipts at close to $9.3 million for the month.  It also reports carrying a debt of more than $5 million.

Earlier Thursday, the RNC said it raised $6 million in July. The committee also said Thursday it has close to $22 million cash on hand and is carrying no debt.

The July fundraising hauls suggest both parties campaign coffers will be well-stocked as the midterm election season begins to heat up.

Filed under: DNC • President Obama
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. jt

    raised? or embezzeled?

    August 20, 2009 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Deuce

    DNC? All American! I dont think Canada or the free world, would ever invest in barack Obama. So CNN. You keep saying your the worlds "most" demanded Media... Cable news? Democrats News cable. Am I a little closer to the truth???

    August 20, 2009 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  3. Steph

    That says so much more than any poll...

    August 20, 2009 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. J.L. n MD.

    GOOD they will need each dime.

    August 20, 2009 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  5. Melissa

    And the Republicans were bragging about their $6 million. In case you Republicans can't count, 9 is more than 6. Well done, DNC.

    August 20, 2009 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  6. Mississippi Mike

    Which party represents the rich? The DNC raised 50% more money last month than the RNC. What does that tell you?

    August 20, 2009 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    LOL. How's that for getting baited with the earlier article about your measely $6M, eh GOPers? Where's your inane gloating now? I'm sorry, would you like a tissue?

    August 20, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  8. Angie in PA

    GO Dems!!!!!!

    August 20, 2009 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  9. jpspec

    When both parties try to "buy" political differences, we the people will have to endure extensive misleading ads from "both" sides. We voters only need the facts and not 1/2 facts that mislead. 1 and 1 still + 2. Even voter who did not go to Harvard know this.

    August 20, 2009 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "The DNC raised 50% more money last month than the RNC. What does that tell you?"

    That the misinformation jihad regarding health care reform is backfiring on you.

    August 20, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  11. drman

    20 minutes from now the Repugs will say they raised $10mil, then the Dems will say they raised $12mil, then Steele the creep will say they raised 13mil.....................who is stupid enough, or rich enough to keep sending $$ to these political parties? Lobbyists? Special Interests?, Big Oil?, Pharmaceuticals?, Insurance Co.?, Foreign Investors? Swiss Banks?
    They all want the best for the middle class, right?

    August 20, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  12. geecee

    Funny how when CNN reports something negative about Obama, all you haters eat it up. Wow, CNN is the best. Then, they report something positive about Democrats and you flip out, accusing them of being "in the tank" for Obama, etc. Which is it flip-floppers? You can't have it both ways. You only want negative news about the Democrats and Obama. Turn into Fox Noise Channel – you'll hear it all day long. Turn into Limppig, you'll get what you want.

    Meanwhile, remember this. We got $750Million for Obama in the General Election, and we aren't going to let that money go to waste. Let me assure you! The man is going to succeed, whether you like it or not, and obviously, you don't like it, that's why you use lies constantly to try to destroy and defeat him. It's not going to work. We are onto you nutjobs.

    August 20, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  13. Proud Member..Party of No

    There's not enough money in the world to get people to re-elect the dumbocrats that currently hold office especially Mr. No Hope and Spare Change himself. The dumbocrats have proven themselves to be totally inept and should never be voted into power again.

    August 20, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. fiscalfighter

    of course, most of the RNC's money came directly from big oil, big PHRMA, and the big insurance lobby. The rest came from Rush Limbaugh and Hannity fans, but donations were down this year because of increased assault rifle spending.

    August 20, 2009 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  15. Kevin in Ohio

    Obviously, there are still alot of misinformed stupid people out there to be giving their money to these crooks.

    August 20, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  16. phoenix86

    The DNC is already raising money for legal defense of its candidates.

    August 20, 2009 04:36 pm at 4:36 pm |
  17. Dorothy, Kentucky

    Way to go DNC. I'll keep doing my part. We're not going to allow the negative spin to take control. We fought before and won. We'll do it again. To God be the glory.

    August 20, 2009 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  18. Carlos

    I was wondering where the stimulus money went.

    August 20, 2009 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  19. KAREN

    it tells me that the Healthcare lobbyist are in the pocket of the DNC. Lets see when obamas Helathcare goes down the tubes if the money keeps pouring in.

    August 20, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  20. Marie Laveaux

    I will gladly keep supporting the DNC to combat the evil-minded plans of those who have the GOP in their nasty grip right now. We cannot let this group continue to pull our country apart for their own profit and sport.

    August 20, 2009 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  21. Steph

    I've decided to donate $10 every time I hear an outrageous lie from the right. Wait, I can't do that...I'd go broke after just one evening of Fox News!

    August 20, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  22. Jim

    Now I'm confused. Another story on the Ticker said the opposite.

    August 20, 2009 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |