Democratic Senate group out-raises GOP rivals
June 20th, 2012
02:49 PM ET
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Democratic Senate group out-raises GOP rivals

(CNN) – The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in $5.6 million in May, while their GOP counterparts brought in $3.9 million, according to the fund-raising arms in charge of electing the parties' candidates to the upper chamber.

The DSCC ended the month with $28.3 million cash on hand and the National Republican Senatorial Committee had $23 million available, the groups said Wednesday.

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Numbers released by the groups show the Democrats outraising the Republicans this cycle, $70 million to $64.4 million.

The DSCC credited their success in part to support from grassroots donors.

"Despite the millions being spent by secret groups around the country, Democrats are working hard to keep the Senate and our supporters are more enthusiastic than ever. Over 99 percent of our donations are coming from the grassroots and our online donations have more than doubled," DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil said in a statement.

The DSCC outraised the NRSC for the last four months, prior to May, edging out their Republican counterparts by $250,000 in April.

Republicans need a net gain of four seats in the next election to take control of the Senate, where Democrats are currently in the majority.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Obama 2012 - BEND Forward America, take another 4 long years of FAILURE

    Despite the millions being spent by secret groups around the country,
    People and groups chose to remain "secret" because the left and their union goon squads harass and attack those that don't agree with them.

    June 20, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  2. California

    Democrats don't even know what grassroots means, just ask Pelosi.

    June 20, 2012 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  3. BLKMANinAmerica

    Go Dems!

    June 20, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. NVa Native

    They're going to need a whole lot more money to push back the lies and deceptions funded with over $1 billion of corporatist’s money trying to buy the election.

    June 20, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Without that judicial obscenity called "Citizens United", it would be a complete route for Republicans at all levels of government.

    June 20, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  6. demwit

    Image all the homeless people we could feed with this money.

    June 20, 2012 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  7. pedro

    How can you tell when a reporter looks at the world with a Democrat's point of view? When he thinks the counterpart to the DSCC is the "Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee." Derr, just replace the D with an R!! It's National Republican Senatorial Committee, fool. You wouldn't make this mistake if you didn't view the world with a Democrat's lens.

    June 20, 2012 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  8. Rich

    Wake up Wisconsin. The Pew Economic Mobility Project, a non-profit, non-partisan research organization, released a report on May 5,2012, on upward mobility. The 9 Worst States:Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas. All are "Right To Work" "Non-Union" states. These states also show statistics worse then their so called "Pro Union" counterparts on poverty, education, salaries and incarceration rates. According to Republican rhetoric these states should be the best performing. Every state in this survey is a Republican strong hold for very long periods of time. Seems like the Republican party plan is to make the working class the new slave class.Do you want to turn your state into one of these states listed in this survey? This is what Republicans do to the states they take over. Don't sell out your children and Grand children out to greed and poverty.

    June 20, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  9. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    If they want to hold onto the Senate, the Democrats need to raise more than that. These Super (dumb) PACs are going to raise so much. I don't like this need to raise money to get to elected office.

    June 20, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  10. once upon a horse

    @ California.....

    we know what TRUE grassroots means....too bad the SCOTUS ended that possiblity with Citizens United. True grassroots movements can not overtake the Koch Brothers and other billionaires. Case in point the Tea Party at ONE time WAS a grassroots movement UNTIL the right wing corporations including FoxNews started putting big money into it. The recall movement against Walker was a grassroots one..the big money he collected mainly from out of state ended that.

    June 20, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |