NRSC Outraises DSCC in August; Democrats Spend Heavily on Races

Posted September 19, 2008 at 4:44pm

The National Republican Senatorial Committee narrowed its cash disadvantage in August, outraising its Democrat counterparts, which spent nearly $14 million in one month primarily on television airtime in North Carolina, Oregon, Mississippi and Colorado.

On Sept. 1, the NRSC had $26.8 million in cash after raising $5.2 million and spending $3.8 million during the previous month, according to numbers released by the committee Friday afternoon.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Sept. 1 had $33.67 million on hand after taking in $4.36 million and writing checks totaling $13.69 million.

With these expenditures, the DSCC is making high-profile runs at Sens. Elizabeth Dole (R-N.C.), Gordon Smith (R-Ore.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) this cycle, while targeting retiring Sen. Wayne Allard’s (R-Colo.) open seat. The DSCC is also expected to invest in a number of other races before the end of the cycle.