April 20th, 2010
05:43 PM ET
12 years ago

DNC reports March haul

Washington (CNN) - It appears March was a very good month for the Democratic National Committee.

The DNC reported Tuesday that it raised $13.5 million last month and nearly $30 million in the first quarter of the year. The DNC said it has $14.7 million cash on hand, with debt of $3.4 million.

A Democratic source told CNN that the committee experienced increased activity in the weeks after congressional passage of the Democrats' health care reform bill, and pointed out that the fundraising totals are the biggest month and quarter for the DNC in non-presidential year since the passage of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law in 2002.

Earlier this month, a Democratic source told CNN the DNC had raised at least $13 million. The DNC's counterpart, the RNC, reported raising $11.4 million last month, while having $11.3 million in the bank and no debt.

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soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Peter

    Anyone notice how every time the Republicans are getting nailed on the federal level plumetting poll numbers less funds raised in contrast to the DEMS...they turn to the birthers? wow low life losers....Landslide Obama!!!

    April 20, 2010 05:52 pm at 5:52 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    lol, its that free health care everyone thinks there getting!

    April 20, 2010 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  3. Dumbasrocks [R]s

    The RNC has no debt? Not hardly. It is indebted to all the neo-morons in this country that have been fooled repeatedly into voting for [R] FAILURE, based on nothing more than empty rhetoric. It is even more indebted to the rightwing underbelly of this nation, which lifts the GOP party on wings of hate, purposeful ignorance, and just plain stupidity.

    April 20, 2010 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  4. Pam Eugene,OR

    I will do my part DNC but I will expect you to start doing your part.
    We need jobs, Wall Strret reform, get rid of don't ask don't tell and get us out of these two wars. What about that public option you promised for health care?
    If you want money from me you will need to start living up to your promises.
    There is no way I will vote for a Republican under any situation but I might just saty home if you don't keep your word.

    April 20, 2010 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |
  5. Steph

    But, but, but, we are still a center right nation. But, but, but, the "real" America doesn't want health insurance reform. But, but, but Rush and Sarah are big stars. But, but, but, nothing! I don't need rallies with misspelled racist signs or silly little slogans. This real American will support candidates who are actually working to do the things we sent them to Washington to do. Plain and simple.

    April 20, 2010 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  6. ran

    I think history is going to be made once again; were more true Democrats and Independents win seats in 2010 and the Republicans lose seats.

    Oh happy days.

    April 20, 2010 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  7. Peter

    why is it that all the time Obama was in the trenches in iowa campaigning no one raised the issue of birth certificate (they didnt think he had a chance in hell) Now hes President (wow how the hell he do that?) the hypocrisy of the right is hideous...he met federal candidate rules to run for President and he made it...the Republicans claim to love America so much....why is that when elections dont go their way they want to change the laws? What the system aint perfect when the shoe is on the other foot? losers! thats why people are peeling away every day from the party the wool yall had over the eyes of people is cleared and wht the Republican party truly is in clear view and it stinks...rotting bones!!!

    April 20, 2010 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  8. normajean

    Considering that they can't spell, I think a lot more of these writers should sign anonymous. "there" ? No. " they're " Yes !

    April 20, 2010 06:50 pm at 6:50 pm |
  9. annie against biased news

    How much of that came from hamas?

    April 20, 2010 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. Fitz in Texas

    That many people really throw their money away to the Democratic National Committee?

    April 20, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  11. sue

    The silent major is speaking with their pocket books.

    April 20, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  12. LacrosseMom(the real one)

    We are happy to have contributed to the Democrats!

    Amen! Landslide Obama!

    April 20, 2010 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  13. TonyInLargo

    I'll be adding a little bit more tonight to that haul to protect ourselves from the wolves come November.

    April 20, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  14. dennis

    Wonder if the Supreme Court should be rebuked for making it easy for the Dems to raise such amounts? Naw, that money won't go to grease the palms of special interests on Capital Hill! The VERY Thought of it! It's only bad to the Dems when it's Republicans raising those amounts.

    April 20, 2010 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  15. m smith

    We may not have the money that the big corporations do but us little guys know that every $ helps keep people in office that wil work for us.

    April 20, 2010 07:26 pm at 7:26 pm |
  16. MM

    Wow..........the fools who continue to donate to the Dems' would be the same people (in a different time) who would buy tickets on the Titanic
    AFTER it hit the iceberg.

    But then, if you want the Feds' to give you everything "for free" (why have to work for it?)................why not?

    April 20, 2010 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  17. Yay!

    Go Dems - love it that despite all the media yammering we are quietly beating the GOPs, and unlike the GOP not throwing our campaign money away on strip clubs & jaunts to Hawaii. 2010 may be a lot better than the conventional wisdom says.

    April 20, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  18. phoenix86

    China must be supporting their friends in power.

    April 20, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  19. Walter, Long Beach

    How do you square this with the news media's drumbeat of predictions that the Democrats are going to get killed in the Fall?

    Maybe reporters should spend less time listening to the screamers on the fringes and pay attention to what everyone else is thinking.

    April 20, 2010 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  20. German, Irish American

    George Soros must really be scared his puppet Obama won't be able to carry out his orders after November, so he is again pumping millions into the Democrat coffers, and is hyping up the hate speech on his move-on website, trying to further divide, with Obama's knowledge, this country.

    April 20, 2010 09:14 pm at 9:14 pm |