Senate 2008 Guru: Following the Races

Keeping a close eye on developments in the 2008 U.S. Senate races

Sunday, July 15, 2007

DSCC Dominates NRSC in Q2

  • The ugly truth courtesy of the New York Times:

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $17.6 million from April through June, according to figures to be filed with the Federal Election Commission. The National Republican Senatorial Committee reported raising $8.6 million in the same period.

    A snapshot of the disparity between the fund-raising of the two parties, which has also played out in the presidential race, was underscored by the figures for the month of June. The Democratic senatorial committee raised $8.6 million, compared with $3.3 million by the Republican committee.

    As Democrats seek to expand their narrow majority in the Senate, the party committee far exceeds the amount of money Republicans have at their disposal, reporting a cash-on-hand balance of $20.4 million with a debt of $4.5 million. The National Republican Senatorial Committee has reported a cash balance of $5.5 million with no debt. ...

    Rebecca Fischer, a spokeswoman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had no comment on the fund-raising numbers.
    The DSCC raised as much in the month of June alone as the NRSC raised from April through June! And, for the quarter, the DSCC more than doubled the NRSC's overall take. Cash-on-hand minus debt figures are $15.9 million for the DSCC and $5.5 million for the NRSC, obviously an advantage for the DSCC of over $10 million. And the 2008 cycle is only a quarter over.


    Blogger Blue South said...

    Im too busy to put up a full post, but Elizabeth Dole's fundraising numbers continue to fall behind her goals.

    She raised just over 800,000 this quarter, and spent about 560,000. That puts her 3.4 million behind her stated goal so far for this year.

    Although she doesnt have a challenger, her poll numbers plus fundraising like this gives us a lot more time to get a serious challenger.

    11:54 PM, July 16, 2007  

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