DGA ups war chest
March 30th, 2012
09:33 AM ET
11 years ago

DGA ups war chest

Washington (CNN) – The Democratic Governors Association on Friday reported raising approximately $8 million in the first three months of 2012.

The new figure is over $2 million more than in the first quarter of the comparable 2008 election cycle, according to the organization in charge of electing Democrats to state houses.

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"While we continue to face a challenging electoral environment in 2012, our robust fundraising efforts will ensure DGA has the resources to support our competitive races – and help Democratic governors keep our country moving forward, not back," DGA Chair Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement.

The deadline for first quarter filings with the Federal Election Commission is Saturday. Eleven states will hold gubernatorial contests in 2012.

The Republican Governors Association has yet to release its numbers.

- CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Mike in Texas

    Republican governors have attacked worker's rights, women's rights and voters rights. They weren't elected to office for their social issues. I think some of them will be in for a rude awakening come re-election time. Scott Walker is already having to fight off a recall election.

    March 30, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. NVa Native

    The Grand Oligarchy Party (GOP) has billions available through their malevolent super pacs ~ corporations are buying all the elections; local & national.

    March 30, 2012 09:57 am at 9:57 am |
  3. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The Country is in a Helluva Shape. So what's the solution? We need more Democrats! They ain't gonna pay the bills, Republicians do that but vote democrat!

    March 30, 2012 09:58 am at 9:58 am |
  4. NVa Native

    We need to throw out all the GOP politicians who refused to pay for the things they lusted for and started; Afghanistan War, Iraq War, tax subsidies for the very wealthy, tax subsidies for multi-national corps, hundreds of lucrative tax funded no-bid contracts for un-accountable mercenary corps, and on, and on.
    Americans are banding together to stop the GOP “corporate welfare state” of their fascism based ideology.
    All those who took an oath to their foreign king ~ gover norquist ~ need to be removed.

    March 30, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Today the supreme court justices will vote on the ACA. Scalia will convince the 4 other right wingnuts that the ACA which will help 315 million people in 50 states has nothing to do with commerce. They gave us Bush 5-4, citizens united 5-4 and if this goes down 5-4 they have violated their oath.

    March 30, 2012 10:30 am at 10:30 am |
  6. lili

    Get rid of all the repo governors and maybe we stand a chance of getting something meaningful done. Tired of all the womans issues cut backs on education and health care garbage they keep pushing. The crooks in my state now hold hearings behind closed doors. So much for transparancy. No matter how we vote they vote it down.

    March 30, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  7. Fair is Fair

    "Get rid of all the repo governors and maybe we stand a chance of getting something meaningful done."
    Go right ahead. Mitt may have passed Romneycare, but at least it was constitutional to do so.

    March 30, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  8. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Most likely millions from the unions that have been bilking the taxpayers for decades.

    March 30, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    lili – Tell me about it. I live in Florida, and we have elected the worst bunch of misfits in history. Even Jeb and Crist have to be embarrassed.

    March 30, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  10. Ray E. (Georgia)

    If Obama Care is upheld I wonder how all those poor people will be able to afford Health Care Insurance. They can't afford anything now. ????

    March 30, 2012 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Lady Fair – the ACA is constitutional, but the bought and paid for supreme court right wingnut justices fail to understand how health care is tied to commerce across 50 state lines and has a positive effect on over 315 million people. Scalia used the inane republican argument 'broccoli' and that only shows that his presence, along with Thomas, at the Koch parties has paid off for big insurance and billionaires.

    March 30, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  12. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Republicans and right wingnuts don't even have to donate to the RNC, as billionaires, big oil, big insurance, Wall Street, and foreign corporations will donate for them.

    March 30, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. Martina Prendergast

    The Supreme Court is Unconstitutional. Show me the legalization in the Constitution.
    Since when can 9 man and woman rule over "The People". Unwilling to do there job, read what they are "appointed" to do.
    Vote them out of there phony Job.

    March 30, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  14. NVa Native

    Truthiness – always with the un-ending mindless & baseless nonsense while blaming others for the GOP's destruction caused by their war on Americans.

    March 30, 2012 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  15. Fair is Fair

    Ray E. (Georgia)

    If Obama Care is upheld I wonder how all those poor people will be able to afford Health Care Insurance. They can't afford anything now. ????
    Well, Ray, it works like this. Obamacare dramatically expands Medicaid. Medicaid is funded by both the states and the feds. So basically IF you happen to be one of the 53% who pays taxes, YOU will be buying it for them. That is of course unless you happen to live in Nebraska, where your senator sold his vote in exchange for the feds to fund Nebraska's increase in Medicaid costs in perpetuity. Simple, now isn't it?

    March 30, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  16. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I don't mind an increase in premiums if it helps all people have access to health care. What I object to is uninsured republicans showing up at emergency rooms, and that cost is added to my premiums. When did the republicans decide that we should have to pay for republican freeloaders?

    March 30, 2012 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  17. Fair is Fair

    "Lady Fair – the ACA is constitutional"
    Wire, don't be offended if I give more credence to the SCOTUS opinion than yours. It's nothing personal.

    March 30, 2012 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |