January 22nd, 2010
01:44 PM ET
10 years ago

NRSC beats DSCC in December but begins year at disadvantage

CNN) - The National Republican Senatorial Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart last month but begin the new year at a slight financial disadvantage, according to disclosures released by both parties Friday.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised just over $3.4 million in December, about $700 thousand less than Republicans in the same time frame.

But Democrats begin 2010 with $12.5 million cash-on-hand - over $4 million more than the $8.3 million the NRSC has in the bank. However Democrats have $1.25 million in debt while Republicans are debt free.

The two parties were nearly neck-and-neck when it comes to fundraising totals over the course of 2009: Democrats raised a total of $43.5 million while Republicans took in $41.2 million.

Each party is defending 18 seats this cycle.

Filed under: DSCC • NRSC
soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Aunt Bea and Opie

    After yesterdays Supreme Corporates ruling,there wont be a need to count the money anymore and if there is,you can start counting in billions.The peoples voice was stifled,thanks to Rush and all his Corporate fascist dittoheads.

    January 22, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  2. I'm Rush Limbaugh and I say . . .

    The Supreme Court has just anointed the Republics as the beneficiaries of big oil, Aetna, Big pharma and the chamber of commerce.
    Here comes a whole lot of money to fill up the campaign coffers.

    Hey Tea Party Members – Are you ready to support the corporate G.O.P. or the little guy?

    Third party NOW

    January 22, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Mike

    Thanks to the three recent elections, the money will pour in for the Republicans and that is good. CHANGE IS COMING.

    January 22, 2010 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. Future expat

    No worries, yesterday's Supreme Court decision opened a floodgate of corporate money for the GOP's campaigns.

    January 22, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  5. Mike

    The demorats can raise all the money they want, it will not matter if they keep putting up liberal candidates. There are no moderate demorats because all of them get paid off to become liberals.

    January 22, 2010 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  6. Steph

    The Republicans have nothing to worry about. Their friends in big corporations will ensure they win by paying millions to run lying attack tv ads about the Democrats. The conservative activist judges just guaranteed that their buddies have an advantage by overturning 100 years of settled law with a 5-4 split decision . That is the true definition of legislating from the bench.

    January 22, 2010 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Texas Jack

    What difference does money make. It only pays for ads. Ads will have no effect on the movement to get rid of the incumbents holding office. America has seen the light and it is ready to clean ship. If I was an incumbent of either party I would be packing my bags now. You're going soon after election time.

    January 22, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  8. Steph

    I hope you're ready for the onslaught of attack ads against Democrats, fully funded by Insurance Companies and Big Banks. That's what the conservatives wanted, and the conservative Supreme Court justices to legislated from the bench to get it. Enjoy everyone! Our government has just been purchased by international corporations.

    January 22, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  9. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Thanks to the supreme court yesterday, republicans won't need any money now that big business can buy them any office they want.

    January 22, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  10. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Would someone please explain to the right wingnuts that the supreme court destroyed democracy yesterday? They did not hear the lousy news on Fox.

    January 22, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  11. awaitingmoderationby CNN

    It will change, unless of course the George Soros and the unions decide to put in more money.

    January 22, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |