October 14th, 2010
03:09 PM ET
12 years ago

DCCC announces September fundraising boon

(CNN) - The National Democratic Campaign Committee is trumpeting its latest fundraising totals, announcing Wednesday that it raised $15.9 million last month, making September one of its strongest fundraising months in history, the group said.

The DCCC said it plans to spend $60 million on campaigning and voter outreach in the final days of midterm elections.

The announcement comes shortly after the National Republican Congressional Committee said it raised $11.2 million last month.

Despite the DCCC's significant fundraising advantage, the Republican candidates have also benefitted from outside conservative groups that have raised millions of dollars for the GOP this election season. Though legal under campaign finance laws, Democrats have criticized these groups for pouring money into Republican campaigns without disclosing their donor lists.

The DCCC said in a statement that it has seen an increase in "small dollar contributions and individual donations in response to the unprecedented spending by shady Republican outside groups."

The Republicans need to win back 39 seats to regain the majority in the house.

–CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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  1. A True Centrist

    Earlier today, when cnn posted the results for the National Republican Congressional Committee, several crazies were out in full force to denounce the Republican "buying" of elections. I guess I will sit and wait for their comments on this article denouncing the DCCC's cash haul.

    October 14, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  2. geecee

    Uh, oh. Rethuglicants are in trouble!! Don't we wish? Listen up, Dems. We can raise all the money in the world, if we don't get out to vote on Nov. 2nd we are in trouble. Get out there, don't be lazy, apathetic or complacent, and VOTE!! We are mad, too, at the mess Bush left us to clean up. So, Vote. This economy was tanking well before President Obama took office, but the Rethugs want us to think it was his fault? The man hasn't even been in office for two years yet and they are already making comparisons as to whether he is doing a good job or not. Give him the full four years before judging!!

    October 14, 2010 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  3. stevegee

    Sorry Democrats, money can't buy Socialism.

    On November 2nd, We The People will vote for the American principles of freedom and liberty, We will vote Conservative, We will vote Republican.

    October 14, 2010 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  4. Red by Choice

    OK. Let's see the COMPLETE donar list for the Dim's.

    October 14, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. S. in California

    Y A H O O! Let's go democrats! Let's ALL remember to ask our relatives, neighbors, friends and associates if they need rides to the polls like we did in 2008. Take that republicans!

    October 14, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Snow

    Interesting. At the same time they are dumping demorats who voted with pelosi,reid and obama because they do not have the funds to pay for ads because that demorat is losing his re-election bid. To Funny......

    October 14, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  7. Tea Party Conservative

    Only 19 days until Real Americans take back our country from the dims, libtard, rinos, moderates and socialists running Washington.

    You losers might as well stay home – losers HA

    October 14, 2010 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  8. D. Bunker

    It was nice of CNN to note the millions of dollars of secret money from businesses and faceless millionaires and billionaires. It's a shame, though, that CNN won't report on the Chamber of Commerce whistleblower who provided evidence the CofC and Karl Rove have been lying about the foreign money trying to buy the election for the GOBP.

    October 14, 2010 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  9. Augsbee

    I think both Republicans and Democrats should make public a list of names to show where all their monies come from.

    October 14, 2010 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  10. Annie, Atlanta

    Sort of along the same lines, has anyone wondered why Karl Rove and the U.S. (sic) Chamber of Commerce are protesting so vehemently? Did the Dems touch a nerve, or possibly even touch upon the truth. And of course there has to be a shout out to the conservatives on the Supreme Court for destroying our democracy. Can't they be impeached for treason?

    October 14, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  11. betterdays

    Doesn't matter. Better just stick to traditional voter fraud. The way things are looking, I think that's your best use of resources.

    October 14, 2010 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  12. stufthis

    Have the right wingnuts thought about the type of government foreign countries are buying by contributing to GOP candidates? From China, the republicans embrace communism, and look at governments of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Viet Nam, India, etc.

    October 14, 2010 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  13. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Great!! Rove & the U.S. Chamber are protesting a possible investigation because they have something to HIDE! Innocent people, say "come on investigate!"

    We, the People, need to be informed, KNOW where the U.S. Chamber and other Conservatives groups are getting their money! Our election can not be for sale!

    I am a registered Independent, who have donated to the Democrats every month!

    October 14, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  14. Hugo

    Wow, all those millions from Unions while their workers get layoffs and cut pension plans....wonder if any of that money is coming from old George Soros, you know a special interest foreign Corporate Pig that the Dems like to squeal about the right accepting donations from. Pot meet Kettle... Karl meet Barry.

    October 14, 2010 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  15. Barry

    Wonder if the President will be questioning foreign money here? Big month but don't think it's going to help them. The majority of Dems leave soon.

    October 14, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  16. Steve (the real one)

    Democrats have criticized these groups for pouring money into Republican campaigns without disclosing their donor lists. The DCCC said in a statement that it has seen an increase in "small dollar contributions and individual donations in response to the unprecedented spending by shady Republican outside groups."
    OK Dims, where'd this money come from? Who are the shady dimocratic outside groups? Not buying the small dollar contributions and individual donations line. Save that for your sheep!

    October 14, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  17. Doug

    You can see the complete donor list from Dems. It's current available. The haven't' used the new laws to channel money without reporting them. Per NPR not ONE add denouncing Republicans is put on air but a committee that doesn't list it donors. But there are plenty of adds denouncing Democrats that do hide behind committees that aren't require to list donors. Face it Republicans are getting their money from China. if that isn't true, than let us see the records.

    October 14, 2010 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  18. Steve (the real one)

    Being real, what is the big stink about money anyways?. Money won't be pulling any levers in November. Now if you don't do any research for yourselves and get sucked up by catch phrases, ads and slogans (yes we can), you probably need to worry about the money!

    October 14, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  19. stufit

    Perhaps they can use what is left over to start a legal defense fund for their crooked members, that we will prosecute after the elections or back to the government, since most of it is probably "stimulus" money that was given to the corrupt unions and other left wing nut organizations. I just hope they don't give the money back to the corrupt union bosses it came from. This could be some of that "shadow" money that Obama keeps talking about.

    October 14, 2010 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  20. Bill

    How funny the DCCC still claim that the Republicans have benefitted from the "shady" outside groups. Those "shady" groups are what you call pro business entities that see how damaging this Administration have done to the private sector. They are out in force to send a message to DC and Obama. Like it or not, they too are Americans and have rights to support any party they want. How is it that when it's the Republicans, it "shady" money and when it's Democrat everything is right? We are still waiting for the Obama Administration to disclose the donors' identity for a large portion of the nearly 700 millions in contributions they received back in the 2008 elections.

    October 14, 2010 04:30 pm at 4:30 pm |