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DSCC Raises $6.5 Million in Early October

Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is chairman of the DSCC. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., is chairman of the DSCC. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

In the first two weeks of October, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee edged the National Republican Senatorial Committee in fundraising, taking in $6.5 million to the NRSC’s $6.1 million .  

But the NRSC brought in more funds during that time if a $4 million transfer from the Republican National Committee is included in the total. The DSCC received a $1.5 million transfer from the Democratic National Committees.
The DSCC also took a $10 million loan to help with the final two weeks of the midterms.  

That brings the DSCC’s total raised this cycle to $134.1 million. They ended the month with $7.8 million cash on hand.  

“Democrats are in strong position to hold the majority and we are excited about what’s happening across the country. Republicans like Joni Ernst, Cory Gardner, and Thom Tillis will do anything they can to enact their anti-middle class agenda that benefits special interest billionaires like the Kochs, but Democrats are running stronger, smarter campaigns with better candidates who have the resources they need to win,” said DSCC executive director Guy Cecil. “As the campaign shifts to GOTV we’re grateful that our grassroots supporters have given us the resources we need to make unprecedented investments in turnout that will be crucial to holding the majority.”  

Republicans need to gain six Senate seats to take control of the majority.  

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