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. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    Not surprising news with the new ruling by the supreme court (lower case letters only) allowing corporations to buy their elected officials.

    February 10, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  2. Sniffit

    Thank you for the update regarding the balance between the parties' ability to purchase their next elections.

    February 10, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  3. Vic of New York

    Besides the banks who have bought it to Republican Graft - An offer to obstruct any regulations that would address the reckless scams that tanked the world economy in exchange for campaign money - What other nut cases are there out there who would contribute to perpetuating these stooges in Washington?

    February 10, 2010 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. NotFooledTX

    Wow, only in America can you raise money for being totally ineffective.

    February 10, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  5. JLM

    Most of it is probably coming from the Insurance Companies.

    February 10, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  6. Tommy

    And they will continue to raise a heck of alot more thanks to the Supreme Court ruling last month.

    It's interesting: now that corporations are treated as individuals, how do they register for the draft? Can they claim social security benefits as well? How about their rights to vote, or bear arms? If a CEO for a company is convicted of a felony does that mean the company is still entitled to the same rights as other law-abiding Americans? or do they lose their rights and privelages just like other Americans?

    Does this mean I have to start being nice to AT&T?

    Thank God for the Supreme Court. Without them, our poor American corporations would be suffering from a terrible identity crisis!

    February 10, 2010 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  7. Fitz In Texas

    And I'm happy to say that I was able to help raise this money with my donation.

    February 10, 2010 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  8. Rick McDaniel

    Influence peddling, is the name of the game, in politics.

    February 10, 2010 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  9. Mike in MN

    For a party that liberal/progressive haters declare as dead and say no one supports anymore, the Repubicans sure take in a lot of money and sure got a lot of votes in Mass, Virginia and New Jersey.
    The liberal/progressives like to point out that the Republican party has lost members but fail to mention that the Democrat party is also bleeding members. The number of those who say they are indpendents is growing and in the Mass, Virginia and New Jersey elections a majority of those independents voted for Republicans.
    I don't think the liberal/progressives have got it right on which party is really dying.

    February 10, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  10. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Keep on raking in the cash and not offering solutions republiCANT'S.

    February 10, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Independent_me

    I for one, had been giving to the Democrats – but I stopped whrn they started bending over for the Rethuglicans. When I voted for Barack I voted for change – change from bad Rethuglican governance. The Blue Dog Democrats who, as far as I can tell, are simply Rethuglican-lite, caused us to lose the senate majority because they effectively killed the pub;ic option for health care. Democrats need to grow a spine and stand up to the Rethuglican bullies. Then maybe they may ge a contribution from me..

    February 10, 2010 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  12. Terry from West Texas

    Personally, I would rather see $4.5 million donated to the Mafia than to Conservatives. The Mafia has done a lot less damage to the nation than Conservatism has.

    February 10, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  13. B

    The GOP is always able to raise lots of money from their owners in the Corporate world !

    What the TRUTH is what they are- not willing – to do to help Most Americans with what counts, legislation concerning Health care, Energy, climate concerns, education, and jobs !

    They care a great deal about Money and Control, but do not give a damn about people.

    February 10, 2010 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  14. Future expat

    That's but a drop in the bucket next to the billions in UNLIMITED CORPORATE SPENDING they'll be receiving courtesy of the Roberts court.

    February 10, 2010 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  15. hal

    4.5 million is a drop in the bucket nowadays. I think they need at least 10 million dollars and that is even low compared to the trillion dollars that is being thrown around in D.C.!

    February 10, 2010 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  16. Spirit of America

    Elections are now auctions. The only way out is Clean Money, public financing of all election campaigns for public office.

    February 10, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Turn Texas Blue

    Watch out President Obama,these two republican scumbags just want you to fail at any cost and would hire Bin Laden to do so if they could.

    February 10, 2010 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  18. Andrew

    Watch as that unfettered corporate money machine kicks into high gear. Thanks again Supreme Court.

    February 10, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  19. Conservative Voice

    For progressives looking for positive change you liberals sure can spew the negative hatred.....God I miss manners when having a political debate....

    February 10, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  20. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    CNN what about reporting about what the Democrats raised????????

    Of course, now with the Supreme Courts ruling, American AND FOREIGN Corporations will buy the elections!

    God help us!

    February 10, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  21. NH Independent

    There is Progressive Trash in the Whitehouse and we need to get them out

    February 10, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  22. R

    I wouldn't contribute one lousy dime to either party – not that I have one to give anyway, since I'm pretty much working just to pay taxes. but I'm even more shocked at the fact that people still throw money at them. I'd sooner give money to a slug...

    February 10, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  23. Obama Victim

    suffer you crazy lefties suffer....might as well stick your head in an oven now...why wait for November??

    February 10, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  24. CF

    Funny how the GOP always fake outrage over spending and giving money to the government, but are happy to take million$ for their side.

    February 10, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. gr

    The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.5 million in January, a sizable increase from December when the committee took in $3.2 million.
    Why in the hell will this be surprising after the Supreme Courts ruling?
    CNN give me a break becasue we all seen this coming. Even a blind person can see from here on the Republicans are going to raise so much money it will be so obvious who will behind it.

    February 10, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
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