July 20th, 2010
07:27 PM ET
13 years ago

Dems outpace Republicans in Senate campaign dollars

Washington (CNN) – In the Senate campaign money race, Democrats have the advantage as the second quarter numbers come in.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reports it raised $7.1 million in the month of June, besting the National Republican Senatorial Committee who reports a $4.03 million haul over the same period.

The Democrats say they pulled in $15.25 million in the second quarter while their Republican counterparts did not report a quarterly figure. Both campaign committees have full coffers however as Republicans have $19.7 million cash on hand and the Democrats exceed them, reporting in excess of $21 million.

"As November approaches, enthusiasm for Democrats is only growing, as evidenced by our strong fundraising numbers and the strong fundraising totals of Democratic candidates across the country," said DSCC Executive Director J.B. Poersch in a statement.

In his own statement, NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer said the Republicans are gaining momentum heading into the fall campaign season.

"The voter enthusiasm we're seeing in the polls for Republican candidates is translating into critical financial resources that will allow them to run competitive races and win in November. It's obvious that an increasing number of Americans want change in Washington, and they will have the opportunity to restore checks-and-balances by voting for Senate Republicans this November," Jesmer said.

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soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. all of America

    The democrats are more than likely stealing taxpayer money for their campaigns!

    July 20, 2010 07:35 pm at 7:35 pm |
  2. Joey

    Let the Dems hit the unemployment line for the rest of their lives!

    July 20, 2010 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |
  3. Irene Miscione

    I hope that the increase in democratic funds is an indication that AMericans are finally waking up and realizing that the GOP could care less about them and the job losses in this country. It is obvious by their unwillingness to support legislation that supports middle class Americans is proof positive that the only jobs they are worried about are their own.
    My fondest hope is that the American people continue to support the domocrats who are at least trying to solve problems.

    July 20, 2010 07:41 pm at 7:41 pm |
  4. George of the jungle

    keep making those 5 and 10 dollar donations. WE may be able to stop thes nut jobs in November.

    July 20, 2010 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  5. Charlie in Maine

    Good they deserve it and they sure will need it.

    Lies are cheap. To get out the truth is expensive. But worth it.

    July 20, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  6. Hugo

    Wow those evil corporatist GOPers and their evil corporate contributions, why however will the DNC keep up? Trial law lobbyist groups and their donations made off the money they make from their slip and fall practices or their cigarette and McDonald's coffee spill billion dollar awards? Remember when a lawyer sues and a billion dollar award is payed, you and I make up that difference in the end in everything we consume. That is the primary reason America needs Tort law reform, for you liberals, think of it like a beer at an NBA basketball game, it costs more to pay for the players salaries.

    July 20, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |