August 20th, 2010
12:10 PM ET
12 years ago

DSCC out-raises NRSC for fifth time in six months

Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its GOP counterpart for the fifth time in six months, according to fundraising numbers released Friday by both campaign committees.

The DSCC raised $4.4 million in July, eking out a fundraising victory over the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which raised just over $4.1 million in the same period.

The DSCC has about $22.4 million cash on hand – $1.3 million more than the Republican committee.

The NRSC has been out-raised by the DSCC to the tune of nearly $6 million this election cycle. The Democrats have raised almost $78.4 million, while the Republicans have raised $72.5 million.

Neither committee is carrying any debt.

Both parties need all the money they can get. There are 37 Senate seats at stake this November. Democrats are defending 19 of them while Republicans must defend 18.

Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • NRSC
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. jim

    There are more rich democrats than republicans but that is not what the media folks want you to know.After all we are supposed to hate those rich republicans.

    August 20, 2010 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Leroi

    Finally the Dems are starting to figure out that they are not above politics. They need to play the game as well.

    August 20, 2010 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. Brian, NJ

    Dems aren't happy with the President, but are starting to wake up to the consequences of defeats, especially at the hands of Tea Party Republicans who are too extreme. GOP gains won't be as much as they think because too many Tea Party candidiates won their primaries.

    August 20, 2010 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  4. Jilli

    Yeah, but the republicans are going to get their boost from big business giving whatever they want. Big business is, after all, the primary republican constituency. good bye one man, one vote – the corporations will drown out all our voices.

    August 20, 2010 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  5. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    They should be, the unions got trillions of our hard earned dollars from the "stimulus" programs to help spread their hate and make sure those union execs can continue playing golf in exotic places. This increase for the dems is that quid pro quid payback. The rest of us just pay the money to make sure that Obozo and his corrupt, slimy bunch can continue to enjoy the corrupt slimy relationship with the lazy unions.

    August 20, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  6. aunt Bea and Opie

    We will get out the vote and make sure Cheney doesnt get to finish ,"The Contract on America".

    August 20, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |

    The repugs will crash and burn in Nov. I for one cannot wait.

    August 20, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. Jake

    Barack Obama Sr. was a practicing Muslim when Barack Obama Jr. was born. That means our president was at one time (at least) a Muslim.

    It doesn't matter if Barack Obama Sr. & Jr. later became apostates. They were (as in past tense) Muslims.

    As far a Barack Obama claiming to be a Christian that is as doubtable a claim as the claim that his pastor the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a Christian (Wright is a crackpot at best).

    August 20, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  9. Chris from San Antonio

    Perhaps the GOP should reach out to all those unemployed voters out there who the Republicans wanted to deny benefits to.

    August 20, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Yeah yeah, let's hear it GOPers...November November blah blah Teatard Nashun...and we're all going to rue the day we elected the manchurian muslim marxist dictator soshulist vacationer apologist darky. Yawn.

    August 20, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  11. Chris from San Antonio

    to proudmember:
    Or, maybe GOP supporters don't want their money going to pay for lesbian bondage strip clubs?

    August 20, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  12. GL

    SO ALL THIS HYPE DEMS VOTER ARE NOT excited about voting in Nov. is just that HYPE. The only polls that count is the real onces not these every day pollings. Eat you heart out Republicans.

    August 20, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    "There are more rich democrats than republicans but that is not what the media folks want you to know.After all we are supposed to hate those rich republicans."

    While it is likely true that there are more "rich" Democrats...seeing as how they tend to be more highly educated and have higher IQs according to most studies...that would mean it also quite likely that the majority of "rich" people are supportive of the idea of allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for those making over $250K, but not those making less than that. Sort of destroys your trite little attempt at a snarky comment. Oh, wait, I'm sorry...did you not think it through before posting? Shocking.

    August 20, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  14. Mike

    Guess what, folks? Our national debt has gone from $360 BILLION in the early 1970's to more than $13 TRILLION today. And at the current pace, it will be $20 TRILLION within five years. Guess who's been in charge when this debt has occurred. Democrats AND Republicans. It's time we throw BOTH parties out of Washington and elect people who are conscious of a balanced budget, willing to spend ONLY within their means and be honest, up-front, responsible representatives. If you vote for ONE member of either party this November, you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.

    August 20, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. Eric

    Yes, and I'm certain George Soros and Barbara Steisand are tired of writing checks.

    The money certainly isn't coming from the legion of mouth-breathing, bedwetter oxygen-thieves who voted for Obam-uh... it's too difficult to write out checks to the DSCC when you're holding your hand out for gubmint goodies.

    August 20, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  16. Mr. Bill

    For 50 years I voted Republican, on local and national levels. In 2008 I voted for Mr. Obama because I did not like the choice offered by the Republicans.

    The Republicans have become the “Do Nothing” party. They refuse to offer strong solutions to solve our country’s problems or to try to work with the Democrats for fear that the Obama Administration might be seen as successful in correcting America’s direction. All speeches are designed to instill fear of Democrats in citizens and to guarantee that the Obama administration fails. That means America fails, but the Republicans do not see that.

    I will no longer contribute or support Republicans as long as this path is followed.

    August 20, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  17. Mike

    So the Republicans cater to the rich huh? Seems like there an aweful lot of Democrats out there with lots of money. So much they can send tons of it to the DNC.
    I see what the Democrats stand for now. Not that they had me fooled anyway.
    Tons of Hollyweird money in that bank account I'll bet.

    August 20, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  18. Eric

    Yes, Brian from NJ, yes, the Tea Party folks are just too extreme, way extreme, crazy extreme, I tell you.

    What, with their desire for a strict adherence to the constitution as the founders intended and a desire for smaller government as the founders intended.

    (And don't bring up Bush, because we all admit he and the RINOs behaved like average democrats by spending too much and expanding government too much).

    Those wacky "extreme" Tea Partiers with their admiration for Madison and, what a bunch of loons, huh!

    August 20, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  19. Marie MD

    Goodness! Don't some of these bloggers and the rethug party of NO members always say that the Democrats are all on welfare?
    I guess they ARE WRONG!!! 🙂 🙂
    I was going to give the DNC $50 and what's her face made another stupid comment on her internet world so I upped it to $500!
    Thanks bimbo. The gift that keeps on giving. 🙂

    August 20, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  20. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    I sent it my contribution, and will continue to do so. It is becoming more and more evident that the media has joined the lunatics in fanning the flames of retardation and stupidity amongst the lower masses. CNN has joined Fox in REFUDIATING the truth and going after sensationalism via outright LYING, and promoting RUMORS.

    It is shameful to watch the country I became a naturakl citizen of, reduced the drooling gibberish of residents of an insane asylum.

    If the DNC et al can combat this madness they can continue to count on my contribution.

    Where can we – the sensible public – turn for the truth CNN? We used to depend on you to supply it unvarnished. No longer.

    August 20, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  21. opalka10


    All the money in the world won't matter if you don't go to the polls.
    Make sure you vote, tell your friends, tell your relatives....


    August 20, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  22. Sniffit

    "How many Christians do you know with a Muslim name?. If he was converted to Christianity, the name change would have occured at the same time."

    Wow. Deep. "Barrack Obama is a muslim because his name is Barrack Obama." "Say anything" right (but don't even bother to listen to the words coming out of your mouth)? I can't wait for October. As we get closer and closer to November, the kicked anthill that is the GOP may just start having members spontaneously combust. They've completely and utterly lost it. You can tell from how frantic and manic the conservative zealots are that they kinda don't even believe half of what is coming out of their mouths...they just keep repeating their daily affirmation mantras handed them by the likes of Limbaugh and Beck because dealing with the stark reality of just how wrongheaded and baseless their ideological demogoguery is would land them in a closet contemplating how best to tie their belts to the crossbar so that it doesn't come undone from their weight.

    August 20, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  23. Riley

    The dems are gonna need to raise 10x more money to try to hide their failures at governing. I, for one, will not be fooled again into voting for the dems.

    I'd take Bush anyday over Obama.

    August 20, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  24. Michael1959

    I thought that the Republicans were the party of the rich. It seems that the Democrats are THE PARTY OF THE RICH. In November throw the demoRATS out like the trash that they are. In 2 years the ringmaster of this sorry circus can go.

    August 20, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  25. water bearer

    to Jim: "There are more rich democrats than republicans"

    Do you have any actual facts to back up that statement?

    August 20, 2010 01:23 pm at 1:23 pm |
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