February 10th, 2010
11:17 AM ET
13 years ago

House GOP raises $4.5 million

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/10/art.boehner.file.gi.jpg caption="The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.5 million in January."]Washington (CNN) – The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.5 million in January, a sizable increase from December when the committee took in $3.2 million.

As it prepares for the midterm elections, the House GOP political arm has $4.1 million in the bank, said NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions, a congressman from Texas.

The House Republican counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has not yet released its January fundraising total. But as of last month, the DCCC had $17 million cash-on-hand.

Filed under: Fundraising • GOP
soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. C. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Your insurance premiums went up 40% because it was the Republicans agreement with lobbyist who paid them off. You've been punked out big time by the Republicans.

    February 10, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. Steve, New York City

    Rather than this country continuing to waste "precious capital" on lobbyists (and other "useless" people), and blaming Wall Street for EVERYTHING that goes wrong, mabye you "clowns" in Washington (Republican AND Democrat) can start working to reduce our beloved contry's INSANE debt levels!!!

    . . . Sen Judd Gregg – you're one of the few who seems to be serious about reducing our debt . . .kudos to you!

    February 10, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. Independent One

    CNN you are contributing to the downfall of this country with forever playing one party against the other......I'm tired of you as well

    February 10, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  4. al in memphis

    Who is raising money to get the truth out of DC?

    Whenever either party opens its mouth, the only thing I expect to hear is some slant form of a lie or facts. I tell you what both the Republicans and Democrats fear- an well informed non partisan voter.. People who make decisions on rationale thinking and not afraid to realize that everybody can't get everything they want ALL of the time.

    Sound strangely familiar to how we run our household, doesn't it!

    February 10, 2010 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  5. Angie in PA

    Well with all the NO Coming out of the Republicans the lobbyist and special interest has really put their money to work!

    February 10, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  6. Quit taking my taxes

    And the democants have a ton of debt just like the president thinks the country can run on. What a bunch of losers. Democrates do as i say not as I do. Al Gore flys private jet to talk about global warming and michelle obama 50lbs over weight telling us our kids are fat.

    February 10, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  7. The lonely Libertarian of Liverpool NY

    When will you folks open your eyes and recognize that there is no difference in the two major parties. These two parties the Democrats and the Republicans have a monopoly on our government. Iā€™m sure both sides will love bashing each other over these petty issues in order to distract you from their true self of representing a Plutocracy. But the truth is there is no difference if you vote Democrat or Republican Liberal or Conservative. We will get the same we have always received from big brother, the people who can attract the billions required to be elected are not getting that money from the people. Both of these parties are bought and paid for by the Special interest groups, PACs, Unions, Wall Street, banking, global Corporations are all contributing billions to re-election funds that undermine the people's representation
    I say in 2010 ask who is funding your representative? Look to see where the money is coming from? If the money comes from outside your voter district then who do you think they will represent if they are elected or re-elected? We need to bring these professional politicians back into line.
    Think if they are in office then put them out no matter what party they belong to

    February 10, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  8. B

    These people are great at getting money from their owners.

    What do we all get back from them except obstructionism and NO ?

    February 10, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  9. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Based on what I am seeing in the posts on this site by liberals, it won't take much to defeat them this fall and in to 2012. They are completely oblivious to the feelings of the people of the country, continuing with their mean spirited degradation and demonization of the TEA party, Sarah Palin, republicans, George Bush and anyone who doesn't agree with them. They are clueless and hopefully, they will never realize what hit them in the next election and in between.

    February 10, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  10. Brandon

    I see neo-cons in the the future. I am actually thinking about buying a second home outside of this country. Never thought I would be thinking about that. But with Palin, and Faux News running things, it is better to be prepared.

    February 10, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  11. amy

    @NH "Independent" – Progressive 'trash' – Really? You have nothing to say about specific policy, citing no facts. You just resort to name calling.

    February 10, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  12. james Miller

    The GOP would make a pact with the devil himself to get back in power.

    February 10, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. roflstomp

    Yes, because political parties have never raised money before in the history of this nation....

    Who really gives a damn what any party raises, what matters is how that money is spent. The real issue today is the mass amount of spending being done in Washington that hasn't solved anything.

    And then voting earlier to raise the debt ceiling? Boy, I wish I could just ask my credit card company to up my credit limit when my cards get maxed out.

    February 10, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  14. Met

    Whats the point. Can we get any real leadership from either party with some positive change. Vote them all out and lets start over.

    February 10, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  15. Thirsty and Broke

    I hope they give it all to Palin.

    February 10, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. Stacie

    How dare conservatives complain about negative comments from liberals! You applaud Sarah and her sniping attacks. You loved it when that idiot shouted at the president during an address to the joint session. You carry around your signs calling the President of the United States horrible names and accuse him of not even being an American citizen. You have lost your right to lecture anyone else about manners!

    February 10, 2010 02:42 pm at 2:42 pm |
  17. http://twitter.com/whybs

    Scott Brown won on the promise of smaller, more efficient government. Yet, his mom lived on welfare! Suckers abound! bit.ly/8GTp7d

    Which party has been more responsible?

    Bush/Cheney almost doubled the unemployment rates? bit.ly/5Pm8hT & bit.ly/4wUMcD

    Which party has been more fiscally responsible? bit.ly/2p5Coj

    In 2002, we knew that Iran [not Iraq] that pursued WMDs bit.ly/30wC1y

    Do what is right for the country & not for popularity – 72% supported the Iraq War (in 4/2003) bit.ly/6H5hUo

    Bipartisanship is BS! Supermajority is symbolic. Reconciliation is the only way to get things done! Sock it to them like how we did to the ocean pirates! Talk later! šŸ™‚

    February 10, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  18. Laura, Boston

    I am sure the Rep. National committe wisely spent some of its money in the bank on the recent MA election of Scott Brown!!!!

    That and with the other special elections, I would say that the Reps. are going to show the dems a thing or two about raising money.

    February 10, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  19. Anonymous

    @ LacrosseMom(the real one)

    How about the politicians NOT taking the money as a solution? Why do we need laws for politicians to do the right thing? These people (Dems and GOP) want to tax and spend us into oblivion but have no problem spending BILLIONS on elections and then ignoring us when they get elected... the total spent in the last Presidential race was $1.3B!

    The real problem is that if you want to do business in this country these days you need to pay off the right people. Look at what happened to Lehman's, a company that did not give as much $$$ to DC. It is not Corporate America that is the problem... it is the "pay us or else" extortionists currently residing in DC.

    February 10, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
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