Reviewing the December Fundraising Numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: RNC above DNC, DNC took a big cash on hand hit, NRSC over DSCC in the biggest shocker, NRCC/DCCC more or less the same, DCCC has a big CoH advantage, and blessed if I know how much any of this means, post-Citizens’ United and post-Brown. Raised CoH Debts RNC 6.84 8.42 0.00 DNC 4.54 8.67 4.69 NRSC 4.10 8.30 | Read More »
Reviewing the November Fundraising Numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: the RNC & NRSC beat out their Democratic counterparts – which is odd, considering that they’re the groups giving the Republican base the most aggravation; the NRCC pulled in less than the DCCC; the Democrats have a pretty good COH advantage (although the RNC spent a bunch of money in November); and the Democrats apparently aren’t planning to retire | Read More »
Reviewing the October fundraising numbers.
As promised. Short version: DNC beat RNC, NRSC edged DSCC, DCCC edged NRCC, and cash on hand would worry me more if the GOP hadn’t just removed the NJ & VA governorships from the Democrats and essentially handed NY-23 as part of a unfortunate but necessary life lesson to the GOP leadership. RNC 9.06 11.29 0.00 DNC 11.58 12.96 4.40 NRSC 4.00 5.80 0.00 DSCC | Read More »
Reviewing the September fundraising numbers.
It’s that time again. Short version: RNC beat DNC, but DSCC & DCCC significantly outraised their counterparts – sufficiently so that the Democrats raised more overall for the month. When debt is factored in, the Democrats also went from being significantly behind on cash-on-hand to being slightly ahead. That being said: the RNC and NRCC are both reporting significant increases in small-person donors. Raised CoH | Read More »
White House pulls DNC ad to mollify… Bob Dole.
How worried is the White House that it doesn’t have any Republican support for its health care rationing bill? WASHINGTON (Oct 11) – The Democratic National Committee is canceling a television ad touting GOP support for health care reform after protests from one of the Republicans mentioned, former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole. [snip] Dole told ABC News on Sunday that he objected to the | Read More »
Defining “Republican Party” to include prominent Lefties, of course.
Wow, this is off-message. The DNC: “The Republican Party has thrown in its lot with the terrorists – the Taliban and Hamas this morning – in criticizing the President for receiving the Nobel Peace prize,” DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse told POLITICO. Meet some terrorist lot thrower-inners. Glenn Greenwald: there are simply no meaningful “peace” accomplishment in his record — at least not yet — | Read More »
Reviewing the August Fundraising numbers.
Wouldn’t you know it: I decide not to do anything consequential and the fundraising numbers become available. Short version: the GOP out-raised the Democrats for the first time since April; the NRSC beat out the DSCC for the second month; the NRCC continues to stay essentially tied with the DCCC; and the Democrats aren’t paying their debt down. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.87 20.97 0.00 | Read More »
Lamar! Czar! …and that joke will get old fast.
Suffice it to say that Senator Alexander (R, TN) is amused at the DNC’s decision to play Teh GREAT Internetz Defenderz!!!11!1ONE!1!!!!11!: (Via @nicklaus) Hard not to be amused: it’s not every day that you see a major party organization threaten to unleash a “rain of hellfire” on health care rationing opponents. Or, as we here in Reality Non-Unicorn like to call them, “56% of the | Read More »
The DNC goes after a peculiar demographic: Bush voters.
I hope that they spent money on this: Look, I think that George W. Bush’s current unpopularity among the American people is a bit unfair, but I recognize that it exists – so trying to excuse the current President’s habit of doing end-runs around the nomination process because he’s just like Bush* is, well, dumb. The majority of the populace will react badly to the | Read More »
So, the DNC declares that Cheney’s a proponent of torture.
(Via Hot Air Headlines) Explicitly, and as part of the pushback to the Cheney interview where the former Vice President weighed the current President in the balance, and found him wanting. Democrats hit back just minutes after Cheney’s interview aired. The Democratic National Committee fired off an e-mail to reporters disputing Cheney’s argument that the CIA records released last week showed the enhanced interrogation techniques | Read More »
Reviewing the July Fundraising numbers.
Short version: Democrats had a good month for the DNC – they beat out the RNC for a change – which was enough to let them end with a edge in amount raised and total cash-on-hand of a couple million. Fortunately, July fundraising for the congressional and senatorial committees was not a repeat of June’s: despite their having a significant edge in membership, the DSCC | Read More »
Reviewing the June fundraising numbers.
Short version: the Democrats had a good month in their Congressional/Senatorial Committee fundraising (double their previous month’s totals, as well as double their Republican counterparts); the RNC is back to outraising the DNC; cash on hand is at parity, except that the GOP is running with a debt that’s 1/10th of their total and the Democrats are running with one that’s half; and this is | Read More »
Reviewing the May fundraising numbers.
Yup, it’s that time again. Short version: the DNC beat the RNC last month, thanks to a Presidential fundraiser; but the NRSC actually raised more money last month than the DSCC; and the DCCC raised only about 200K more than the NRCC. While the cash-on-hand edge for the GOP is less than it was last month’s, it’s because the Democrats are still not retiring their | Read More »
Reviewing the April fundraising numbers.
Short version: the DNC kept quiet about its fundraising for a reason; the NRSC & DSCC remain tied in their ability to bring in cash; the DCCC is underperforming; and that debt problem is still looming for the Democrats. Raised CoH Debts RNC 5.76 24.38 0.00 DNC 4.52 9.09 5.42 NRSC 2.93 2.65 0.00 DSCC 3.13 2.63 4.58 NRCC 2.23 3.69 5.00 DCCC 3.05 4.03 | Read More »
Reviewing the March 2009 fundraising numbers.
OK, it looks like all the numbers are in. Executive summary: the DNC needs the President to survive, the NRSC is continuing to hold steady, and while the NRCC is probably thankful that the DCCC is debt-ridden, it needs to get on the stick. Raised CoH Debt RNC 6.7 23.9 0 DNC 7.57 9.7 6.9 NRSC 4.94 2.7 1 DSCC 5 7.2 10.8 NRCC 5.3 | Read More »
NRCC raises 6 million in March Dinner.
Bobby Jindal can draw a crowd, it seems. NRCC raises $6 million for annual dinner The National Republican Congressional Committee raised more than $6 million for tonight’s annual March Dinner, surpassing its goal for the event. 95 percent of the GOP House Conference contributed to the event, the committee announced. For those following at home, that will mostly wipe out the NRCC’s existing debt, assuming | Read More »
And so the 2010 fundraising cycle begins.
Via Andrew Malcolm we see that Obama’s first Presidential fundraiser is scheduled for March 25th, for the DNC. Currently, the Democrats are trying to lower expectations, which… doesn’t mean much of anything, really. They did a lot of that last year to heighten their eventual totals, and it worked out pretty well for them.
Muckmaker Shauna Daly returning to DNC.
You may have remembered that Ms. Daly had been placed by the Obama White House last month in its counsel office, despite the fact that she has no actual legal credentials. It was widely assumed – justifiably, in my opinion – that this was due to the fact that she’s quite the political sheet-sniffer, which was apparently what the administration thought that it needed right | Read More »
Howard Dean is at the bead shop*.
So. For the second election cycle in a row, the Democratic Party has whaled upon the Republican Party in Congress. While not quite as bad this year as the last time – we were actually able to knock down a couple of the Democrats’ absolute worst, most corrupt representatives – it was still a shellacking, and it was coupled with our losing the White House. | Read More »
I guess that there really *are* two Americas.
[UPDATE: Ken Salazar's office has indicated that the Senator has no intention of making a statement on the assault. I think that it's thus fair to assume that they aren't really concerned, then.] Yesterday, several police officers (including one from Boulder – more anon) decided to arrest – and assault, frankly – a ABC News producer engaged in the heinous crime of taking pictures in | Read More »