October 18th, 2010
08:31 AM ET
12 years ago

DNC announces big cash infusion into Midterms

Washington (CNN) - Last week the Democratic National Committee announced it raised a record $16 million last month. This week the DNC is announcing where it's investing some of that big cash haul.

Monday, the DNC said it's transferring this month $5.5 million to the Democrat's House and Senate election committees and to state party committees.

According to the DNC, $1.83 million goes to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee with an equal amount transferred to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

The Ohio Democratic party chapter receives half a million dollars, with the state party in Wisconsin receiving $300,000, followed by a quarter million to Minnesota and New Hampshire, $233,000 to Oregon, $200,000 to Maine and $100,000 to the state party in South Carolina. Ohio and Minnesota have competitive gubernatorial contests, as does New Hampshire and Oregon.

The transfers are part of what the DNC says is a $50 million "Vote 2010" midterm election program.

DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse calls the effort "the largest midterm investment ever by the DNC," and add that "more than $20 million of which is cash transferred directly to committees and state parties."

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soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Steve (the real one)

    OK liberals. Where are all your questions asking where this money came from? Oh! You say it doesn't matter 'cause it's going to liberal politicians? OK! Just as long in your are comfortable in your hypocracy!

    October 18, 2010 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  2. Dean

    I feel sorry for Democrat candidates who won't see one penny of that money used for their campaign because they have no chance of winning. The RNC, however, is funding every race in the nation in which a Republican is running. Bad news (again) for Democrats.

    Vote Republican.

    October 18, 2010 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  3. Annie, Atlanta

    We need campaign finance reform.

    October 18, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  4. Augsbee

    We know the economy is bad, people have no money so where did these huge amounts of money come from???? We want names of people, corporations and how much did each contribute.

    October 18, 2010 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  5. King

    Dems your doing a great job. Youve manage to turn around an economy that was on a speeding fraight train into the abiss with not a single help from the repugs. The repugs are hoping the people stay mad because they know when the people mad they cant think rationally, ask the millions of people who curst themselve every day in prison and regretted that someone didnt interveined when they were angy and stop the unrational things they have done to be facing years of hell. Thats why the repugs push fear, intolerane and lies on top of lies to get the people angry and irrational by telling them after two years the dems should have the economy perfect after one of the worst economic dissaster in history. Now ask yourself are you rational or irrational.

    October 18, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  6. stufit

    Our stimulus money at work. The union payoff and kickback money from the 2008 election combine with the Geroge Soros (a foreigner) how about that Mr. Axelrod, can you prove it isn't happening? Hypcrites.

    October 18, 2010 09:14 am at 9:14 am |
  7. sally Deacon

    I have to guestion the hugh amount of money going to all political parties ...If this was coperate money or even private money why was it not spent on company employes for wages and health care, why is there never any money for employes but there is always cash to try and buy political favors

    October 18, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  8. Greg

    Where's all this money coming from? If Obama and his administration would like to challenging the source of the conservative cash, I think they need to be just as transparent with their sources.

    October 18, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  9. guy from NM

    Its not money they need, it is guts. The way they caved in to the Republicans and Wall Street is why they should loose. Americans can then deal with the reality of Reps. and Tea party neo-fascists

    October 18, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  10. vegas01

    Why no mention of where the money came from?

    October 18, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  11. Whatever

    Let's get ready to RUMBLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 18, 2010 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  12. D. Bunker

    Make sure to spend some of that on get out the vote. The so-called "liberal" media has been complicit in spreading the rightwing extremists fear, hate, lies and ignorance, abetted with phony landline polls, all in the hopes of discouraging turnout from sane and rational Main St. Americans. Remember, returning the GOBPbaggers to power would be like hiring a pedophile to run a preschool, or the captain of the Titanic to run a cruiseship. If you liked the ditch the GOBP drove America into last time, you'll LOVE the canyon their aiming for now!

    October 18, 2010 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  13. ChumBucket

    So, are they going to tell us about all the forigen intrests that donated all that money to them, or not?

    October 18, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  14. R

    I am glad that its time for all of us to choose who represents us. However what BAFFLES ME is that our country is in severe Finacial crunch. I am ooking for a job forever now. I am barely surviving. If these people have so much money, why are they not spending it on US and to CREATE JOBS. Looking at the shameless display of money towards campaigning while many people are wondering where to put food on table tonight is absoltely disgusting

    October 18, 2010 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  15. John Q.

    Some real campaign finance reform would limit/stop money to political Parties, something you'll never hear them say. Let private groups, companies, individuals, etc. say anything they want in ads and we'll sort it out, but Parties control the ballots and elections in local areas/states with big bucks all predicated on how it shapes the national picture in Washington as the priority, and the voice of the people in the states gets left behind in the process. That's a large part of the money of corruption and influence in Congress, vote the Party line or you may not get on the ballot or have support, i.e. cash! Too many Politicians represent their respective Parties anymore, not their constituents.

    October 18, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  16. SethC

    For some odd reason, I don't believe this news media or the democrat's with any words spoken by them. I can pretty well think that they can balloon those $$$ with any amount they want. As well as the Republicans. So we as Americans, are left to think for ourselves. Gosh makes sense. I think we are smart enough. We sure have caught on to the salesman who lives in the White House, bless his heart.

    October 18, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  17. Gale

    Gee, as all you Democrats said "Where did this money come from? Foreign investors, big corporate firms, unions, big banks, bailed out banks and money lenders? That is what is claimed when Republicans raise money, how come not when Democrats raise money? Yep, the "H" word. Hipocracy, thy name is Democrat!

    October 18, 2010 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  18. Jim Straton

    huh.... I wonder if they are going to disclose where all that money came from ?? I heard it came from a foreign donor....No way!.....yeah ! ......they must be guilty now..... Isnt Obamas justice system great? soon if they don't like you then you have committed a crime....better break out the KGB Obama

    October 18, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  19. Me

    Nobody cares how much money you have.
    The only thing we care about is what you say, what you have done and what you want to do.
    The Dems have a record of trying to serve the poeple. They should run on it.
    The GOP have a record of total absurd obstruction. The should use that record to defeat the oppostion!
    The time where the person who has the most campaign funds wins the election is over!


    The time where the person who has the most campaign funds wins the election is over!

    People are paying attention to what you do and what you say!
    Speak well, Act honorably and you will win

    October 18, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  20. jules sand-perkins

    It doesn't matter how much money the Democrats have: they still suffer from the curse of Barack Obama's pitiful showing as president.
    As soft as Jimmy Carter was, he still was not as transparently Marxist as Obama, and Carter certainly didn't follow a "God-damn-America" Christian liberation freak as his pastor for years before realizing that it was to his political disadvantage.
    Truly, the young Quayle fellow was right: Obama is the worst president in our history.

    October 18, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  21. Four and The Door

    DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse calls the effort "the largest midterm investment ever by the DNC...
    You can't buy your way out of the bad decisions in Congress or the impact of a failed President. But I'm sure the media companies will be glad to take your money.

    October 18, 2010 10:51 am at 10:51 am |