October 31st, 2010
03:44 PM ET
12 years ago

Campaign committees rake it in

(CNN) - The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) has announced its biggest fundraising month on record.

In a statement released by the NRCC, spokesman Ken Spain said, "By the end of today, the committee is expected to have raised $16 million for the month of October."

"We believe that we have the momentum heading into the final hours of this election and our fundraising numbers reflect that." Spain said in an email to CNN. "We have said for two years that this election will serve as a referendum on the Obama-Pelosi agenda, and we remain confident that Tuesday night's results will bear that out."

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) responded with their own jaw-dropping figure.

In an email to CNN, DCCC spokesman Ryan Rudominer said the organization raised $17.6 million in October.

"Voters simply don't like being told by pundits and Congressional Republicans who they are going to vote for," Rudominer said. "Shady right-wing outside groups who thought they could just buy a Republican Congress to do the bidding of special interests are encountering strong resistance from our candidates, the DCCC and our 4 million plus grassroots supporters."

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soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Marry

    The quality of how the money is spend (negative advertising) suggests that the money should be strictly limited in elections and only coming from registered sources. Just think how much good could be done with all that money if invested in the economy (jobs) or into reducing the deficit (by paying taxes – especially by big corporations – apparently they seem to have enough cash at hand to buy “influence”). That would be a nice start!

    October 31, 2010 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  2. D. Bunker

    Rudominer is correct about the "shady right-wing outside groups" trying to buy Congress. The mask is off these traitorous corporate lackeys that make up the GOBP and its teatard minions. They have no viable ideas, only a slavish devotion to their failed cult of deregulation, tax cuts for the ultrarich and global unfair trade. They care only about their own personal wealth and furthering the goals of their faceless and nameless corporate backers. They certainly have NO interest whatsoever in helping the average hardworking Main St. American. Vote accordingly.

    October 31, 2010 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. vic nashville tn

    Really I don’t who will win November 2nd but If GOP net gain 10 in house 3 in senate they will cerebrate like huge victory that I know

    Cooperation pour millions some candidate pour their own millions for their victory media compute who is prediction is best that is it

    My questions what for us? Nada we will face same issues in 2012, 2014, 2016 its go on never end
    I want to see the following get done soon
    1) Our students do better in math, science good education reform
    2) Reasonable immigration reform
    3) Steady job growth (set the plan for next 20years)
    4) Energy independent nation

    October 31, 2010 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |
  4. Ron

    I don't agree with special interests pouring money into election campaigns but it is also not fair for all these unions to be pouring money as well. Unions also have special interest in who wins the election. So, the best thing will be to ban all kind of groups from donating or making political ads. That will be fair.

    October 31, 2010 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  5. seamar116

    The economy must be doing great for someone if people and corporations and foreign sources have that much money to throw into an election. Which means that those saying the economy is in the tank are lying. Or, they are more concerned about political control than creating jobs and putting people back to work.

    October 31, 2010 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  6. Lynn

    Is that really what our Founding Father's wanted, the ability to buy an election? But ever since the Supreme Court allowed unlimited donations to a political party, the sky's the limit. Our Country is for Sale to the deepest pockets, no matter who the pocket belongs to, the Middle East or the Koch Brothers. Doesn't matter, it's all about the largest donations.

    October 31, 2010 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  7. they call me "tater salad"

    Only problem is, $15.9 million of it came from corporate special interests and sleazy lobbyist's disguised as PAC's! This is what your voting for morons.............WAKE UP!!!!!

    October 31, 2010 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  8. eruybalid

    I voted already. I made sure not to watch ANY TV ads on the election. Instead I watch several news shows and get my info there. CNN, of course, is one of those. I keep hearing that people are upset but no one knows why. It is because, in my opioion, people who are losing their homes, their jobs and even their money in the last debaucle see that an OBSCENE amount of money is being spent on just a medterm election. No one cares about the people but just about their party getting re-elected. We could have probably solved world hunger with this money or taken a huge amount off of the DEBT everyone is so suddently worried about. People do not want the sophisticated politician who is using tricks like "Jerrymandering" or changing the voting map to suit the party of choice. This should be against the law! An election is the only way for the regular person to have a say. Even the unsophisticated "Kooks" who are running right now are because the people have had enough. I watched John Stewart's rally in its entirety.......made a lot of sense.

    October 31, 2010 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  9. Charles W. Skinner

    I love that the Democrat party has been trying to make political capital out of the fact that there are "nameless shadowy donors" giving money to the Democrat party, when George Soros SINGLE HANDEDLDY effectively funded MoveOn.org, and SEVERAL SHADOW GROUPS by funneling money through 3rd Parties. Does NO ONE remember that OBAMA was elected through the same "shadowy anonymous donors" that he is now decrying? The hypocrisy is ASTOUNDING.

    October 31, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  10. ron

    Overseas money is buying the election for one party, and we know which party that is.

    October 31, 2010 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  11. T'SAH from Virginia

    "We believe that we have the momentum heading into the final hours of this election and our fundraising numbers reflect that."

    That right – but just let us know where the money came from and we're okay with that!!!

    DEMOCRATS – do not get SIDETRACKED and/or LOSE the Momentum – GET OUT AND VOTE on November 2, 2010 and the RepubliCAN'Ts may not be as VICTORIOUS as they think they will be!!!!

    This is T'SAH from Virginia and I approve this message!!!

    October 31, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  12. A Patriot

    You can tell that we are on the cusp of rampant corruption in Government.

    Both CT Senate candidate Linda McMaho and California Gubernatorial candidate, Meg Whittman are spending HUNDREDS of MILLIONS of dollars to win jobs that pay less than $175,000 per year.

    The ONLY reason they would do that is if they were somehow going to embezzle or misdirrect BILLIONS to friends that will funnel their campaign expenditures back to them.

    They want to repeat the CHeney model of enriching your friends and former companies that will hire their children at ridiculous salaries.

    It is SO Obvious that these people`s plan is to cheat the taxpayer. We should never vote for one of them.

    October 31, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |