RNC outraises DNC, but GOP trails overall
Updated 8:20 p.m.
By Ben Pershing
The Republican National Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart in September for the second month in a row, but House and Senate Democrats more than made up for the discrepancy with bigger cash hauls than the congressional GOP.
The RNC announced Tuesday that it had raised $8.7 million in September, finishing the month with $18.9 million on hand and no debt. The Democratic National Committee has not officially released its fundraising numbers yet, but a party source said the DNC had raised just over $8 million in September. The committee finished the month with $14.9 million in the bank and $5 million in debt.
The RNC also outraised the DNC in August, though Democrats prefer to point out that they outraised Republicans in the second quarter (solely because of a strong July performance).
But House Democrats helped compensate for the national party's loss in September. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7 million for the month, more than double the $3.4 million hauled in by the National Republican Congressional Committee, according to spokesmen for the two groups. The DCCC ended September with $14.7 million in the bank and $4 million in debt, while the NRCC had $4.3 million on hand and $2 million in debt.
Senate Democrats also topped their GOP counterparts. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $5.9 million in September, finishing the month with $10.3 million in the bank. The National Republican Senatorial Committee took in $3.2 million for September and banked $5.2 million. The DSCC outraised the NRSC overall for the third quarter in a row.
October 20, 2009; 2:59 PM ET
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