October 19th, 2009
06:19 PM ET
12 years ago

DCCC doubles NRCC fundraising in September

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Congressional Democrats won the money war in September.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Monday that it doubled its Republican counterpart in fundraising last month, bringing in $7.05 million to bring its total to $14.7 million in the bank.

The National Republican Campaign Committee brought in $3.4 million in September and now has $4.3 million cash on hand. This is the fourth straight month that House Republicans have topped $3 million, which spokesman Paul Lindsay called one of the "encouraging signs."

"Our continued and steady improvement in grassroots fundraising is just one of the many encouraging signs that the policies of a Democrat-run Washington are mobilizing Americans to take action and support our efforts," Lindsay said in a statement.

Senate Democrats had similar success last month. Last week, they announced they had outraised the National Republican Senatorial Committee $5.9 million to $3.2 million in September.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Shirley In California

    All the money in the world won't help the [R]s gain the office of the presidency. After President Obama serves his full two terms (and he will) another democrat will take over and serve another full two terms. The best they can do is hope to get someone intelligent enough to speak for them. Until then, keep throwing tantrums. Americans are seeing the light now and we will continue to close the door on the [R]s and their worthless rhetoric.

    October 19, 2009 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  2. Republicans are the American Taliban

    What money war???

    October 19, 2009 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  3. Amazing

    All this money both sides raise.........can't it be put to better use? What a waste of money to bash each other. Gotta wonder who in their right mind would give their money to any politician.........oh yeah, Lobbyists! Business as usual. Time for a viable third party that is in the CENTER, not way out in left or right field. America leans center right, time to find a party that will govern the same.

    October 19, 2009 07:33 pm at 7:33 pm |
  4. Democrat

    More evidence Democrats are controlled by Unions and rich people.

    October 19, 2009 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  5. Mark,B'ham,Al.

    It looks like the democratic Congress will be better bought and paid for than the republicans. Talk about special intrest groups running the agenda. We see it now with the lawyers and Tort Reform, the Unions and Health Care Reform, and the enviromentalist with Cap and Tax!

    October 19, 2009 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  6. Obamalism

    Just the unions returning the favors...

    October 19, 2009 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  7. T'SAH from Virginia

    WAIT A MINUTE....!!!! Didn't YOU LIE bring in a so-called $4.4 Million???? Is that not counted with the RNC contributions???? You mean to tell me that YOU LIE WILSON raised more than the entire RNC Committee???? Something HANKY PANKY is going on....!!! Either YOU LIE is LYING or the RNC is LYING!! Unless, YOU LIE is not counted in the RNC!!!

    October 19, 2009 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  8. Jeff

    I do not care for the money aspects of politics, however, I know it is not going away anytime soon. And although I am for a strong Independent third party, I am more for the demise of the NRCC/ GOP even if it means more Democrats before this EVOLUTION occurs. Sorry GOP the bassakwards, ill-informed, myopic, xenophobic, many racist right wing nut jobs have hijacked your party. If and when the GOP can catch up to the will of the people of the present and future perhaps I will reconsider. Until then adios !!!

    October 19, 2009 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  9. e in NC

    Obama deserves credit 4 a lot of this, his grassroots campaign in 2008 was exceptional.

    October 19, 2009 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  10. wonder

    wonder if they had acorn out raising money?

    October 19, 2009 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  11. Nick

    ummm no its not promising. Your losing 2 to 1 moron

    October 19, 2009 09:12 pm at 9:12 pm |
  12. progressives=communist

    The progressives are sure going all out to get people in place to carry on their socialist agenda, eh comrades.

    October 19, 2009 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  13. Gary 3

    The Democrats are killing our budget, our currency, our freedom and soon our healthcare. I hope we get smart and let the Republicans take back the house and Senate. With a power split between Rs and Ds we would have less crazy laws passed.

    October 19, 2009 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  14. Idiot_Pelosi

    When you can win on policy, the DNC will try to win with BRIBES...

    October 19, 2009 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  15. Pam

    Need healthcare reform and jobs. Housing money(bailout) is blown if the very people the funds help ends up unemployed and unable to pay mortgage. In short..that's $8000 down the drain. Job creation is critical and congress needs to get off their rusty seats and GET BUSY!

    October 19, 2009 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |
  16. annie against biased news

    Is the hamas sending money again?

    October 19, 2009 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm |
  17. normajean

    The Republicans may be able to bring in big money from certain associates of the party but can they bring in the votes in 2010 and 2012?Frankly I doubt it because a lot of people I've talked to feel as I do, that we don't trust this tight little party to consider the needs and requirements of their people over their own social and financial positions. I personally will never vote for a Republican for anything again.

    October 19, 2009 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |