Senate GOP’s Campaign Arm Outraises Democrats in July

Posted August 20, 2009 at 3:28pm

The campaign arm for Senate Republicans raised more than its Democratic counterpart in July, according to newly released fundraising numbers from the respective committees. House Republicans also posted comparatively good fundraising numbers but still trailed the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in its monthly and cumulative fundraising.The National Republican Senatorial Committee brought in $2.75 million in July, according to a spokesman, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $2.04 million in the same time period. The DSCC, however, will report having more in the bank than the NRSC with $7.15 million in cash on hand and $3.33 million in debt. The NRSC will report having $4.43 million in their bank account, but no debt. This is only the second month this year in which the NRSC has raised significantly more than the DSCC. Meanwhile, the DCCC barely raised more than House Republicans’ campaign arm, bringing in $3.2 million in July. The National Republican Congressional Committee, which has trailed the DCCC in fundraising every month this cycle, will report raising $3.08 million — the smallest margin of defeat so far this cycle. The DCCC continues to build its strong war chest with $10.2 million in cash on hand, but $5.3 million in debt. The NRCC will report having $4.01 million in the bank and $2.75 million in debt. The DCCC has raised significantly more than its GOP counterpart this year, bringing in $34 million to the NRCC’s $24.4 million. But the DCCC has used much of that money — a total of $24 million in disbursements so far — to pay off debt from the 2008 cycle. The DSCC has only slightly outraised the NRSC this year, bringing in about $25.3 million compared with Republicans $23.45 million.