GOP Committees Report Big Money Haul in March

Posted April 20, 2009 at 10:58am

The GOP’s House and Senate campaign committees jointly raked in more than $10 million in March, as a result of a fundraising blitz from their annual dinners.

The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Monday that it raised $5.27 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced that it took in $4.94 million. The NRCC more than doubled its take from February, while the NRSC nearly doubled what it reported raising in the previous month.

The House Republicans’ campaign arm had $3.2 million in the bank, with $5 million in debt at the end of last month. The NRSC will report $2.27 million in cash on hand as of March 31, with $1 million debt.

The NRCC announced last month that its annual dinner, which was headlined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, raised $6 million. The NRSC’s annual dinner, featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was expected to bring in about $2 million.

Fundraising totals for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee were not yet available, but both are expected to report significant debt. The DCCC reported last month that it was $15 million in the hole, while the DSCC reported being $10.9 million in debt at the same time.