DSCC Outraised NRSC in February

Posted March 20, 2013 at 3:34pm


Sen. Michael Bennet is chairman of the DSCC, which brought in $4.3 million last month. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its GOP counterpart nearly 2-to-1 last month, marking the second month in a row it has brought in significantly more cash than the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

According to figures provided by the committees, the DSCC raised $4.3 million in February and had $5.1 million in cash on hand at the end of the month. The NRSC raised $2.2 million and had $3.1 million in the bank on Feb. 28.

The NRSC, which paid down $500,000 last month, now has $9.5 million in debt from the 2012 cycle. The DSCC declined to release its debt figure, but it had $15.7 million in debt at the end of January.

Along with the release of its monthly fundraising, the NRSC, which got a late start on hiring staff, announced its finance team Wednesday for the 2014 cycle. Shelley Carson, the NRSC’s previously announced finance director, will be joined at the committee by Rachel Kelley as PAC director and four deputy finance directors, including Brittney Goday, Fifi Knott, Cara Mason and Magan Munson.

For next month’s fundraising report, the DSCC received a boost from a $500,000 campaign attacking House Republicans — and possible Senate candidates — for supporting Rep. Paul D. Ryan’s budget blueprint. The NRSC ran a fundraising campaign earlier this month off Sen. Rand Paul’s, R-Ky., 13-hour filibuster.