RGA Outraises DGA in 2009

Posted January 4, 2010 at 3:43pm

The Republican Governor’s Association raised $30 million total in 2009, topping the Democratic Governor’s Association, which announced it raised $23.1 million in receipts.

And the RGA said it had more than $25 million in cash entering an election year in which 39 governor’s seats are up for grab, 21 of them Democratic-held.

The DGA reported $17.5 million cash on hand, which it noted was “nearly 12 times as much cash on hand as 2006, the last equivalent election cycle.”

In a release, the Republican organization noted that its fundraising total for the year “substantially surpasses the RGA’s previous fundraising record of $28.2 million set in 2006, when there were 36 governors’ races.”

“We raised more, saved more, and won more than DGA in 2009 and that’s a good forecast of what’s to come in 2010,” RGA Executive Director Nick Ayers said in a statement.

The DGA said its fundraising total is “more than ever before in the organization’s history.”