August 21st, 2010
01:44 PM ET
12 years ago

RNC quietly files July fundraising report

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="In the month of July, the RNC raised roughly half of what was raised by its Democratic counterpart."]
Washington (CNN) – Without the typical press release, written statement, or comment from one of its officials, the Republican National Committee quietly filed its July fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission Friday night.

Related: RNC sets ambitious fundraising goal

The national party committee began the month of July with $10.8 million in cash on hand, according to the report. The RNC also reported that it received $5.5 million in contributions and spent $11.1 million last month. The RNC ended July with $5.2 million in cash on hand and $2.2 million in debt.

Related: RNC tries to stop damaging links about committee's finances

Earlier this week CNN reported that the Democratic National Committee raised $11.5 million in July and heads into the fall with nearly $11 million in the bank. The DNC also carries $3.5 million in debt headed into the general election.

Update: 3:00 p.m.: RNC Spokesman Doug Heye gave the following statement to CNN via e-mail:
“With control of the White House and both Houses of Congress we have always had the expectation that Democrats would outspend Republicans this election cycle," Heye said. "But when a majority of the Americans think our country is on the wrong track and are overwhelmingly rejecting the Democrats liberal binge spending agenda – Democrats are going to need to do more than hold glitzy fundraisers across the country to save Nancy Pelosi's job. We are confident that Republicans have the ideas Americans are looking for and the resources necessary to win in November.”

Update: 5:06 p.m.: Contacted by CNN, a spokesman for the DNC declined to comment.

–CNN's Ed Hornick contributed to this report.

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soundoff (89 Responses)
  1. wackoae

    OK. What is the point of this article?? GOP bashing?? Last I check the other side haven't even reported a single dime. So why complain about one side, when the other is not even doing what the law requires??

    August 21, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. JohninTampa

    Be confident all you like in public. We all know what these numbers mean.

    We also know that no, you are the party of not one NEW idea. Your more thoughtful leaders have been bemoaning that for months. But by definition, clinging to what was, precludes anything new. Doesn't it.

    PS, I've been officially Independent since 1976. See you in Nov.

    August 21, 2010 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  3. Duane Bernard, Tucson, Az

    How ironic. After sucking every penny out of the United States citizens 2000 to 2008 with two unpaid wars, the housing feasco, wall street colapse, no regulations, no ideas, no solutions, the Republican Party seems surprized that people don't want to supprt them with money. They have been raping and pillaging America since the 1980s with Reganomics and Bush Sr. ..... with the final blow to America the Bush Jr. years that sucked the rest of life and $$$$ out of the United States and place it into the pockets of the Republican buddies and wealthy sponsors. How ironic.

    August 21, 2010 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  4. Katie B in NC

    Mr. Heye, I believe you meant to say "ideas the wealthiest 2% of Americans are looking for." At least, that's all I've seen from you guys so far.

    August 21, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  5. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Spending money in strip clubs, supporting Palin's family to get "Realty Shows" and Newt Gingrich putting a "Contract" out on Republicans is certainly more than enough for people to keep their wallets closed.

    August 21, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  6. mel from ohio

    FYI Kelly–Republicans have been labeled the party of the rich because that's whom they protect. They don't care about anybody but the top few per cent that they want tax cuts haven't figured that out yet? If you're not rich that includes you too.

    August 21, 2010 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. Gert

    Another Proud DNC Contributor

    August 21, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. Mark

    They wont need the money for the next election.

    August 21, 2010 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  9. Lorna C in PA

    The Republicans and their so-called "Ideas"..of which they have none to help out middle class hard working Americans, have become a party of hateful wretched losers who resort to fear mongering, half truths, and outright lies to make their message. I can't believe I was once a proud member of the GOP....I am ashamed and saddened at what they have become. The money spent...unfunded money the Bush Administration on wars, medicare Part D, and TAX CUTS have landed us squarely where we are at now. Barack Obama and his administration could NOT have gotten us into this economic quagmire in the 20 months he's been in office...No how!

    August 21, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  10. Democritic

    Where was the article that said 'The DNC files July fundraising report quietly'? I didn't see a bug fan fare. The title of this article implies they are hiding something and it is propoganda to elude to wrong doing. There also seems to be a detailed list of raised versus spent for the RNC and a casual mention that the DNC has a bunch of money. I think we should take a good hard look at the DNC money since they ae the ones telling us to sacrifice. We all know that Obama spent more money than anyone ever did to get the presidency. Sounds like they are trying to make the Republicans out as money mongers when the DNC has about the same amount. I see my states Republican being attacked as Mr. Wall Street with ads paid for by the DNC when he was a guy that owned restuarants. Smoke and mirrors folks. Think clearly in the fall how much better you really are off than the last eight years.

    August 21, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  11. PJ States

    Looks like the DNC's community organizers in the big cities and the unions are going out in force again. Also, wonder how much of the "stimulus" money is being funnelled back to the DNC through the unions, etc...

    August 21, 2010 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  12. mamacoo

    I guess trying to pass Michael Steele off on Republicans didn't go over to well, just like Sarah Palin. Hmmm.... The American people are not as stupid as Republicans think they are

    August 21, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  13. Annie, Atlanta

    wackoae – did you read the article? Maybe you should do that first before you spout off, no?

    August 21, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  14. Paul from Phoenix

    When Bush was President, even as an unpopular President, the GOP routinely outraised the Dems. Being President commands the high dollars, and a fundraising advantage.

    August 21, 2010 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  15. Lynn

    I gave nobody permission to speak for me and the RNC, nor any pollster asked my opinion on if our country is on the right or wrong track. The RNC assumes entirely too much. Can't imagine anyone wanting to return to the policies that drove our country into near collapse.

    August 21, 2010 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
  16. Christopher Henkel


    OK. What is the point of this article?? GOP bashing?? Last I check the other side haven't even reported a single dime. So why complain about one side, when the other is not even doing what the law requires??

    Did you read the article?

    "Earlier this week CNN reported that the Democratic National Committee raised $11.5 million in July and heads into the fall with nearly $11 million in the bank. The DNC also carries $3.5 million in debt headed into the general election."

    And these are the people who support the Republicans. It's no wonder they vote against their own self interest. Keep thinking you're going to be rich someday. You truly are special.

    August 21, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  17. CR

    Just like the votes dried-up for the Republican Party, so have the funds. People have had enough of the hate, fear, and selfishness of the GOP. It would be in the best interest of the country if the Republican Party just went away forever.

    A permanently ex-Republican

    August 21, 2010 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  18. flossie in AZ

    All you people do is bash the republicians. I don't recall President Bush taking a zillion vacations to extremely wealthy places when the this country is in ruins. Democrats wise up or you will be out in Nov and rightfully so. Obama has done nothing right since the day he took office and now his wife is taking a half mission Dollar vacations with friends while alot of us are in financial trouble, no jobs, no nothing. Get us some help. Decmocrats need to get off their butts and do something, some republicians but we need to get Obama out of ofc in 2012. Congress just need to replace everybody. Worry about your problems anf fix them as opposed to bashing the republicians!!!!!!!!

    August 21, 2010 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  19. Joseph Moise

    Hi Doug

    They only ask you for your July accounts Where are the numbers?

    August 21, 2010 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  20. ruty

    Republicans suck.

    August 21, 2010 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  21. Florida Joe

    John in Tampa.....might be nice to know what you are talking about..Dems reported BEFORE the Repubs...

    August 21, 2010 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  22. Ken in NC

    A young Tea Bagger came home from a Tea Party event and told her mom she had decided to put her baby up for adoption after birth. When questioned as to why she was going to do it, the young lady replied that she was not sure the baby was hers.

    August 21, 2010 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  23. No Mo GOP

    Former Republican (since 2002) and proud (middle class) DNC contributor!

    August 21, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  24. Mike

    Don't worry Repub drones, your obstructionist idiots in the Senate will block campaign finance once again and then they can receive all those mega corporation donations sight unseen.

    August 21, 2010 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  25. Dave

    Of course the RNC filed quietly. If they could lie about their financial ties they'd do that instead. They are terrified the American people will find out the truth: the Republican party is anti-American, anti-worker, and bankrolled for and by ONLY the largest corporate interests (including foreign ones) in the world. They must hide this from their base at least until after the election. The plan then is to rewrite campaign laws so nobody will know how much money they received and by whom.

    Republican rule can only work in secret. It is a platform of utter shame to most human beings and they know that.

    August 21, 2010 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
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