Committee Fundraising At-a-Glance
All six national party committees filed reports with the Federal Election Commission over the weekend detailing their finances for the month of October.
The Republican National Committee continued to lead the way, raking in $7.6 million in the month and bringing total fundraising for the year to $89 million. The RNC showed $34.1 million on hand after spending $7.3 million during the month.
The Democratic National Committee spent more ($5.9 million) than it raised ($5.2 million) in October, which resulted in a slight decline in its cash-on-hand position from September. As of Oct. 31 the DNC had $6.1 million on hand. So far in 2005, the DNC has raised $47.6 million -- just $100,000 more than it has spent this year.
The tables were turned when it came to the Senate committees where Democrats again outraised the GOP. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in $650,000 more in October than the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised. The DSCC expanded its cash-on-hand to $20 million, compared to $9 million for the NRSC. If you're keeping track, the DSCC has raised $35 million for 2005as of Oct. 31; the NRSC had raised just $30.6 million
On the House side, the National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.2 million last month and ended October with $19 million in the bank. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee actually spent $600,000 more than it raised in October -- leaving the organization with just under $11 million on hand. The DCCC also carried approximately $2.3 million in debt left over from the 2004 election cycle.
Overall, the NRCC had raised $56.9 million as of Oct. 31, while the DCCC raised just $34.7 million.
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