NRSC Outraised DSCC in October

Posted November 18, 2009 at 3:36pm

The National Republican Senatorial Committee outraised its partisan counterparts last month by about $300,000, but the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ended October with roughly twice as much cash in the bank.The NRSC raised about $4 million last month and had about $5.9 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 30, according to fundraising reports set to be filed with the Federal Election Commission later this week.The campaign arm of Senate Republicans also spent about $3.1 million last month with a substantial sum going toward updating the committee’s direct-mail programs.The DSCC raised $3.7 million in October and spent $2.7 million. The committee had $ 11.3 million in the bank at the end of the month and $2 million in remaining debts from the 2008 cycle. This is the fifth month this year that Senate Republicans’ campaign arm has outraised their Democratic counterparts. NRSC officials were quick to point out that they are well ahead of their fundraising pace compared to last cycle when the committee raised just under $3 million in October 2007.“Both the NRSC and our Senate Republican candidates nationwide continue to enjoy a strong level of fundraising success as more Americans realize the importance of returning checks and balances back to Washington in 2010,— NRSC spokesman Brian Walsh said.