April 20th, 2010
04:06 PM ET
12 years ago

DSCC wins March fundraising battle

Washington (CNN) - In the important battle for campaign cash, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has edged out its GOP counterpart, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, when it comes to funds raised last month and money in the bank.

The DSCC reports Tuesday afternoon that it brought in $6 million in March, and says it has over $17 million cash on hand. Earlier Tuesday the NRSC reported raising $5.14 million last month, with just over $15 million in the bank. Neither committee reports holding any debt.

Both committees are touting their fundraising totals.

"As the election gets closer, enthusiasm for Democrats is growing and our strong fundraising numbers are evidence of that," says DSCC Executive Director J.B. Poersch.

"We have successfully added more than 240,000 first-time supporters to the NRSC donor rolls and increased our fundraising by nearly 25 percent more than last cycle. We deeply appreciate this growing support and are committed to doing everything possible to helping our Senate Republican candidates win in November," says NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer.

The Democrats and Republicans are each defending 18 Senate seats this November. The Democrats currently hold a 59 to 41 advantage in the chamber, thanks to the support of independent Sens. Joe Lieberman of Connecticut and Bernie Saunders of Vermont, who caucus with the Democrats.

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Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • NRSC
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. David

    They'll need it. But it sure looks like it will be all for naught.

    April 20, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  2. John

    All you wingnuts blabbing on about how your going to beat teh Dems in the election better wake up and take notice. You can get a poll to say anything you want, but people only give to the parties they support. It is a far better indicator of where the public really stands.

    April 20, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  3. dave

    The dems better get their finances in order because they are going to need all the cash they can get to save their behinds this November.

    April 20, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  4. Pkm

    No wonder the dem make more then the gop sara palin and m steele are spening more money the they take in you bet ya sara

    April 20, 2010 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  5. frank in valparaiso indiana

    Hmmm. Why is Voyeurs playing 'Happy Days are Here Again...'

    April 20, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Terry from West Texas

    Do not worry, Conservatives. The Democratic Party has not missed an opportunity to miss an opportunity since Lyndon Johnson left office. They will manage to change that gold back into lead.

    April 20, 2010 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. chris tx

    At least 2 months in a row?! I thought with all the "Most Americans" comments coming from the GOP and Tea Party that they'd surely bring in the "most" money... maybe they're just empty suits?

    April 20, 2010 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. jls

    Dave and David, they might not need as much as you might think. The majority of the American people have not forgotten what the last Republican Administration did to this country. During a time when they had the Republican Administration and the Majority in Congress they went wild with Pork spending bringing this country to it's knees. Fortunately for the country the Democratic Majority and Administration have been able to cut all of that Pork spending by 40 %.

    Most of us are aware that Obama signed the largest Tax cuts in History and that's why more people received refunds from the IRS than any of the previous years.

    Most of us are aware that the Stock Market is now around 11,100 and before Bush left office it was down to less than 7,000.

    Most of us are aware that the Obama Administration hasn't went around the World starting any new wars but only trying to bring the current ones that Bush/Cheney got us into under control.

    And all of us remember how the Republicans handled the Katrina disaster.

    To the Republicans I can only say "THANKS – but NO THANKS!!!

    April 20, 2010 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |