April 20th, 2010
03:00 PM ET
12 years ago

Senate Republicans have $15 million in the bank

Washington (CNN) - As this year's battle for control of the Senate heats up, the National Republican Senatorial Campaign says it now has just over $15 million dollars in its warchest.

The NRSC also reported Wednesday that it raised $5.14 million last month, and is carrying no debt. In a release, the NRSC points out that the money raised in March is 25 percent higher than in 2008, when the GOP had 8 more members in the Senate.

The NRSC's March haul is higher than the $4.6 million it brought in during February and the $5.01 it raised in January.

"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 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has not released its March figures yet. The DSCC raised $4 million in February and had $14.3 million cash on hand with $416,000 in debt as of March 1.

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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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Turnabout is Fair Play

    It won't help you Repugnicans, you're just wasting the idiots money and they're too stupid to see it but they will get out there and picket against Obama with their TEA party signs about taxes. Apparently they have enough money to waste on this bunch of lying neo-con dogs so they're not being taxed too bad after eh? You will still lose more senate seats than you will gain in November, COUNT ON IT.

    April 20, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Heavy duty

    This is sooooo heavy that I feel the island of Obanana might tip off and capsize.

    April 20, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  3. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    McConnell and Cornlyn met with bankers and Wall Street and took their word that the financial reform bill included a bailout and now he had to retract his lie. I wouldn' waste one red dime on a Republican to sell me a pack of lies.

    April 20, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  4. Mel

    "Warchest?" No wonder US politics as well as culture has become so partisan. Not to mention radical groups talking of "civil war." Media rhetoric has morphed it into us vs. them, war, etc. But I guess this only reflects the electorate's mentality. Sad that people don't know that the handshake is stronger than the fist.

    April 20, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  5. Donatella

    I would be a fool to send money to these losers, so Michael Steele can spend it on his personal expenses, I don't think so. The republicans have not done anything impressive in the last 2 years, all they do is say no, and complain about the president, I want results, you guys are not producing anything, you won't get my money, losers.

    April 20, 2010 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  6. Indy

    Nice chunk of change for doing nothing and only having one thing in mind, which is to totally destroy middle class America. Donors must be proud.

    April 20, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. FIXed News Channel & HypocriCNNonIntegrity Journalism Association

    Word Decoders: The Republican Party=La Republica Resistance GOP=Grandstanding Obstructionist Party TEA Party=Tempermentally Entitled Assosiation Party Sarah Palin=Yosemite Sam Meets Annie Oakley John Boehner=Pumpkin Head Meets Aquaman Eric Cantor=Revenge Of The Nerds Meets The Gymp

    April 20, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |