DSCC brings in more, has more, but owes more, than NRSC
March 21st, 2011
10:25 AM ET
11 years ago

DSCC brings in more, has more, but owes more, than NRSC

Washington (CNN) - As the next battle for the Senate heats up, the Democrat's re-election committee brought in more money than its Republican counterpart in February.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Monday reports raising more than $3.4 million last month, which they say is the strongest February cash haul by either Senate party committee ever in an off election year.

The DSCC's GOP counterpart, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, raised $3.3 million in February, according to a Republican source.

On the two other important figures, the DSCC reports $5.1 million cash on hand, far ahead of the NRSC, which has just under $1 million in the bank.

But the DSCC reports a debt of $8.6 million, more than the $5.3 million that the NRSC owes.

"This is the strongest fundraising effort ever by any Senate campaign committee at this point in the election cycle," says DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil, in a statement to CNN. "We are ahead of our goals and we are not letting up. Not only will we have the resources to preserve Democratic seats, we will also have the organization and funding we need to win in Republican held seats."

Both committees up the ante when it comes to fundraising compared to their January numbers. The DSCC brought in $2.63 million in January and the NRSC raised $2.86 million.

The Democrats will be defending 23 Senate seats in next year's elections (21 Democrats plus two seats held by independents who caucus with the party) while the GOP will be defending only 10 seats. The Democrats currently have a 53 to 47 seat majority in the chamber.

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Michael tampa

    The dems should offer this guy no support at all in the next election, he is obviously a dem in name only. He has refused to support the principles of the party, get rid of him.

    March 21, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  2. Rick McDaniel

    Or, in other words, both political parties have too much debt, just for the party. In keeping, however, with their relative fiscal responsibilities, the GOP keeps their debt lower, then the Dems, and they run our government , pretty much the way they run their parties........and that is NOT a positive!

    March 21, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  3. diridi

    do not worry, Steve Forbes will give money to Rethuglicans....o.k, the way he was talking on CNBC is totally idiotic...and nonsense....I watched and saying this....God bless our nation, the USA!!!

    March 21, 2011 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  4. james Miller

    Sad to say, it`s more about $$$$$$$ than governing. Our leaders are only interested in protecting their own interests.

    March 21, 2011 11:27 am at 11:27 am |