(CNN) - The Democratic and Republican Governor's Associations both said Monday that they had broken their own one-year fundraising records, though the GOP is headed into the New Year with the clear financial advantage.
The DGA raised just over $23.1 million in 2009, the organization announced, and currently holds $17.5 million cash-on-hand. The group says its cash-on-hand figure is nearly 12 times as much as it had during the same period in 2010.
Republicans, meanwhile, raised $30 million in 2009, and begin 2010 with $25 million cash-on-hand. That record-breaking figure comes on the heels of gubernatorial victories for the GOP in Virginia and New Jersey.
The RGA is in a significantly healthier position than it was at this point in 2006, when the organization only had $4 million cash on hand.
Story updated at 4:10 p.m. EST
So what do the Governor's plan to do with the funds?
Call me silly, but your headline looks ridiculous. Clearly the RGA is smacking the DGA around this year. I get the point you were trying to make, but still it looks silly
Spend your money...Maybe you can go broke like many of us did under the Bush Admin. Hope so anyhow...
Just goes to show, GOPers think this way: Don't tax me!!! I need to have more after-tax money to waste on politicians to help me buy my government and promote my conservative, big business, theocratic, anti-Constitutional agenda!!! Yawn.
How about a breakdown of where the money came from CNN? Maybe a breakdown based on brackets dividing up how many gave in which donation range? Give us something real instead of a blanket statistic. Which party has the most cash only tells us which party's supporters are more motivated to buy control of the country....but if the guy who donates $2,000 and the guy who donates $50 still only get one vote each.