October 16th, 2009
03:52 PM ET
13 years ago

Senate Democrats win money war in September

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in September, according to numbers released Friday

The DSCC announced Friday that it brought in almost $10.2 million this quarter - including $5.9 million in the month of September - which brings its grand total over $10.3 million cash-on-hand. The committee was aided in September by a joint fundraiser with President Obama and Sen. Arlen Specter, which netted about $1 million for the committee.

"For the third straight quarter, the DSCC outraised the NRSC and has a significant cash-on-hand advantage heading into 2010," DSCC spokesman J.B. Poersch boasted in a statement.

The National Republican Senatorial raised $3.2 million in September, and currently has $5.2 million in the bank. Senate Republicans had outraised the Democrats in July and August.

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  1. victim of republican greed

    What were you wingnuts saying about what the amount of money raised means?

    October 16, 2009 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  2. proudmemberofpartyofdumbasrocks

    No big news here. Looks like the "real Americans" are coming through for the "real America", and not the cartoon version of Palin's rightwing Amerika that sit in their trailer parks or next to their stills ranting vacuously about all the commies in our government.

    But please, don't let this discourage all you neo-morons from continuing to send all your money in to your favorite rightwing lunatic cause or idol. I celebrate daily the abject waste of your money. Please, continue flushing it down the useless rightwing sewer.

    October 16, 2009 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  3. phoenix86

    Probably just siphoned off some of that $1.4 trillion deficit. Thieves all.

    October 16, 2009 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Hammerer

    The Dems collect millions to promote their candidates but will not make an effort to solve the unemployment disaster in America. All they want to talk about is how much they are doing to help people in need.

    October 16, 2009 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  5. why O why

    Money can't bye you love, but only to Obamas leaches in life...

    To bad by the time Obama is done they all will be poorer.

    October 16, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  6. Independent Bob

    So what?! Does fact that one party raises more money than the other make them better representatives of the people. Absoulutely not! I don't understand the medias fascination with amount of money the parties and candidates raise.

    Oh wait, the media makes huge amounts of money from all those candidates who pay to advertise through their various mediums. Television is perhaps the most expensive and most profitable for media outlets. They want to ensure you keep the money flowing into campaign coffers so they can continue to make large profits.

    I am not faulting them for making money. What I am faulting them for is convincing voters through this type of reporting that somehow candidates that raise the most money are the best candidates or are the only viable candidates.

    We must not infer from this type reporting that one party or candidate is better than another. We must see through it and recognize that it is reporting that only serves the interests of the media.

    October 16, 2009 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. Big Gay Sniffit

    Hmmm, ironically September was the month that congress decided to temporarily stop funding Acorn...where do you suppose they put that money in Sept....?

    October 16, 2009 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  8. BestProfitCompany = WAR

    Got the hint already rethuglicans??? Of course not, you guys only watch and believe your fix news. No research, not reading many sources, just TV host who act like news anchors in fix news.

    October 16, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  9. D.

    Why Septemebr makes the title of this piece and July and August not?!
    Ahh... CNN ??? (you will not post this comment anyway).

    October 16, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. YBM

    This whole Obama thing is real fishy. I am no Hillary Clinton fan but Obama should never have been able to beat her in the primaries. A first term junior Senator that spent his first two years voting present and his last two years campaigning for the office of President, against Hillary's experience and popularity? and winning???? That by itself smells, but then to win the presidency of the US??? This whole situation is rank. No thinking or intelligent person would have voted for this guy. I guess it shows the dumbing down of America is working. America is being sent the same way the Roman Empire went and for the same reasons. Only a lot faster. At least the Roman's had a thousand years or so.

    October 16, 2009 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  11. indiana voter

    This is not surprising. Democrats are more willing to give, or throw their money away more than Republicans. Look at the new numbers this year about the having the biggest deficit since 1945, because the Obama Administration is throwing away and spending every dollar they can on fruitless policy. So, it is not a surprise that the Democrats are poorer than Republicans. They give more to their crooked politicians and would prefer to be poor so they can still complain about the govt. and demand they get everything for free.

    October 16, 2009 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  12. Francis, Maui

    Guess who contributed? Bet it's more of those companies that have interests in the war. They supply all the military needs, from food, amunition, clothes, etc.The Democrats should reveal who they are getting their comtributions from.

    October 16, 2009 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  13. What???

    Well...this should upset a few GOP people. (I'm trying to stop calling these undignified americans names)

    Anyway; I hope every dime goes to beating them in every campaign across this country. Though I am supportive of the democratic agenda; I've always felt it important to have opposing views present to offer alternatives.

    However.....The Republicans offer no solutions but rather disingenious sniping, division and a severe misrepresentation of the facts. And most importantly, my children should not have to hear and see elected leaders acting like spoiled pre-schoolers.

    Goodbye to the GOP...which party is next?

    October 16, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  14. gt

    here were with a record deficit and we raise money to put these government free loading , money spending , jerks back in office ,,, what wrong with this country,, fire them all and start over

    October 16, 2009 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  15. Liberal4Obama

    More proof that August was an anomaly, things are looking better for Dems.

    October 16, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |