October 15th, 2010
08:16 PM ET
12 years ago

Dems rake in cash

(CNN) - Polls and pundits may have Republicans winning Senate seats in the November elections, but it's Democrats who are the recent money winners - the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $27 million in the last three months, according to a statement released Friday.

Over $15 million of that total was raised in September, a figure that trumps the $8.3 million the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised in the same month, according to their statement.

"Democrats are increasingly unified and motivated in the final stretch of the midterm elections," J.B. Poersch, Executive Director of the DSCC said in the statement. "As Republicans nominate extremists who want to return to the failed Bush economic policies of the past, Democrats are ready to fight."

The statement released by the NRSC points out that September was the Committee's most successful fundraising month in at least 6 years.

But that number still leaves them trailing Democrats. The DSCC has $25.6 million in the bank and the NRSC has $19.2 million.

"We've always expected to be outraised and outspent by the Democrats," Rob Jesmer, Executive Director of the NRSC said. "The reality is that they've now been forced to abandon a number of their candidates on the campaign battlefield."

Jesmer pointed to continued "energy and enthusiasm" as a sign Republicans remain strong heading to Election Day.

So far during the midterm election cycle the DSCC has raised more than $101 million and the NRSC has raised $86.4 million.

Filed under: 2010 • DSCC • Fundraising • NRSC
soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. GOP = Fail

    So much for that enthusiasm gap, ey? Just because the teabaggers are louder right now doesn't mean Dems are not getting out the vote. This won't be the 1994 situation the teabigots are hoping for.

    October 15, 2010 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. DfromthePeg

    I guess now the Dems can't pull the money card now that they are raising more than the GOPs.

    October 15, 2010 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. Thersa

    This doesn't count the unaccountable 527 or the 501(c)4 money that's going in droves to Republicans.

    October 15, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  4. George of the jungle

    keep sending those 5 and 10 dollars . It all helps. The repos have he backing of big business. If elected they will ruin this country. Vote them all out. United we can.

    October 15, 2010 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. jimu

    It is the no name groups that will buy this election

    October 15, 2010 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. Charlie in Maine

    Now get out and use it wisely. Go on the attack and don't stop til you win. We can't go back to the Bush Error.

    October 15, 2010 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  7. barry

    Looks like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and the others are helping Obama out again like they did in 2008.

    October 15, 2010 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  8. Dems stink

    What? Are democrats trying to buy the election? (Liberals are so hypocritical. There is a lot of money on both sides of the aisle).

    Vote for change–change from Obamacare, irresponsible spending, deficit, cap and trade (killing US manufacturing and energy), fake financial reform....

    October 15, 2010 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  9. normajean

    Now is the time for all good Democrats to get out and VOTE! Make sure friends and family all get to the polls. This will be the most important thing you will do this year, Your vote really counts and so do you. We need your help,VOTE,VOTE!!!!!!!

    October 15, 2010 11:56 pm at 11:56 pm |
  10. normajean

    Vote with, heart,soul and great pride! This is very important and you can take pride in doing your part to bring our country back to the best it can be. VOTE.VOTE!!!!!!

    October 16, 2010 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
  11. valwayne

    The Cornhusker Kickback, the Lousiana Purchase, the trillions in corrupt wasteful spending and debt filling the pockets of the special interests. Of course the Democrat are raking in millions and millions more!!!

    October 16, 2010 01:20 am at 1:20 am |
  12. John Tighe

    The money you see the Democratic Party take in might look great until you compare it to what the unregulated GOP groups are doing, thanks to the horrible "Citizens United" ruling.

    October 16, 2010 01:46 am at 1:46 am |
  13. southern cousin

    It is really just our stimulus money that was given to the corrupt union bosses and left wing nut organizations on the conditoin they kick back to the Democrat liberal party. Obama thug politics.

    October 16, 2010 06:56 am at 6:56 am |