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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.

By Ben Pershing  |  October 20, 2009; 2:59 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Campaign  
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Fox News is the Republicans propaganda arm.

Fox News aka, The Jesus Channel/ GOP TV/ The Glorious Official Republican Government News Network.

While Fox News has the highest ratings, it’s also the same group of people that make up just 20% of America’s electorate… the far right-wing of the GOP.

There will always be an audience for the far right and that’s Rupert Murdock’s Fox News demographic.

Rupert keeps them frothing at the mouth with manufactured fear and GOP talking-points, phony outrage.

Fox is also a right-wing echo chamber.. notice that when “The Wall Street Journal”, “The Weekly Standard” people are on Fox News there’s never disclosure that these people are all Rupert Murdock employees.

Imagine if MSNBC or CNN did this… I don’t know how Fox News gets way with constantly recycling Rupert Murdock’s employees (sockpuppets) from his various media properties.

Also there’s hardly a word on the “MSM” about Murdock’s world wide (far right-wing) media empire.

Murdock has a lot of influence, example: all of his various sockpuppets, Hannity, Beck, etc, and all of Murdock’s worldwide media holdings trash global warming, President Obama and anything else right-wing Rupert Murdock dislikes.

I think that press and especially individual journalists are deathly afraid of Rupert Murdock and what he can do to them professionally.

Rupert Murdock is the new William Randolph Hearst.

Another thing, Sarah Palin, who is a favorite among the Faux News/ Right-wing crowd is getting Rupert Murdock’s wingnut welfare.

Palin’s (Rupert Murdock’s ghostwriter) book publisher is HarperCollins… a wholly owned Rupert Murdock subsidiary, you ‘betcha.

Also, there should be an award given to the guy that writes the ominous, scary music for Fox News... he's obviously a full-time employee.

No seriously... whenever there's a special where Rupert Murdock wants to convince Americans that Saddam Hussein has WMD, or that Iran/North Korea is going to attack America tomorrow, or a Hannity or Beck segment where they want to scare their right-wing audience (even more) there's always that ominous music to go along with the story.

It's like a scary GOP music video.

Posted by: republican_disaster | October 20, 2009 4:22 PM | Report abuse

well, you know where the money coming from for RNC. Someone needs to come out and make it public the money RNC received from the Insurance companies.

Posted by: lhao333 | October 20, 2009 4:44 PM | Report abuse

I think the reason the RNC has not raised as much money is because of Michael Steele's position on supporting Pro abortion candidates. As a supposed Prolife Catholic, Michael Steele has come out for
prettyboy proabortion candidates. His doing this is no different than Obama "The Guru of Baby killing" telling our children at Notredame that abortion is a normal means of contraception for Republicans while he insists on amnesty for his illegal alien voter block. Michael Steele is just a little too RINO for my taste.

Maybe we need Duncan Hunter, Newt or Fred in there!

Posted by: StephanAndrew | October 20, 2009 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, but Joe Wilson is doing great.

Posted by: nodebris | October 20, 2009 10:32 PM | Report abuse

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