Romney/RNC almost catches up with Obama/DNC in April.
The New York Times reported this morning that the combined raised total for Romney and the RNC was $40.1 million in April, with Romney having $61.4 million in the bank: in comparison, Obama/the DNC raised $43.6 million. Barack Obama’s own cash on hand for April – it was $104.1 million at the end of March – and we probably won’t be told it until the | Read More »
A Primer for the 3Q Obama for America (OfA) numbers.
Well, the 3rd quarter is over, which means that the set of speculation over various and sundry people’s fundraising totals may now kick into high gear. Probably the most anticipated numbers will be coming from Obama for America (OfA), given their haul last time – and their brags this time. The Politico has started off with an eye-grabbing headline – “Obama 3Q haul: $55M or | Read More »
Is Gov. Steve Beshear (D, KY) extorting campaign contributions?
(Via Instapundit) That’s the rather bombshell allegation being made today; the gist is that Rodney Young (a retiring psychologist for the Department of Juvenile Justice has reported that his colleagues were the target of an attempt to extort $500 contributions to Steve Beshear’s re-election campaign, with the threat that they could lose their jobs if they did not so contribute. The major argument against this | Read More »
Obama’s bad fundraising quarter.
Yes, I can read. I can count and use a spreadsheet, too. That’s why I’m saying it was a bad quarter. Executive summary: Obama for America’s (OfA) reported fundraising total for the second quarter is significantly less than what it needed to be in order to hit OfA’s stated ultimate fundraising goals for 2012 – as in, one half to one-third of what they need. | Read More »
1Q 2010: Crist raises 1.1 million to Rubio’s 3.6.
It’s not your time, Governor. Via Hot Air: Allahpundit independently makes the same suggestion… If I were Crist, here’s what I’d do. First, I’d dial up Jeb Bush and ask him whether there’s any chance whatsoever that he’ll endorse me. If he says no (which seems likely), either because he’s backing Rubio or staying out of the race, then I’d dial up Rubio and offer | Read More »
Reviewing the February 2010 Fundraising numbers.
Well, well, well. Short version? All three Republican national committees raised more than their Democratic counterparts for the first time in… well, a while. A while. Raised CoH Debts RNC 7.69 9.46 0.00 DNC 7.42 10.74 3.72 NRSC 4.60 12.86 0.00 DSCC 4.00 14.30 0.42 NRCC 5.08 6.06 0.00 DCCC 4.35 19.82 0.67 GOP 17.37 28.38 0.00 Dem 15.77 44.86 4.81
Reviewing the January 2010 fundraising numbers.
The combination of CPAC and a reduced feeling of urgency delayed this for a couple of days, but here are the numbers for January. Short version: RNC over DNC, effective ties (as in, less than 10K/20K differences ) for the Congressional and Senatorial committees, and the Democrats retain their cash-on-hand advantage. Raised CoH Debts RNC 10.53 9.48 0.00 DNC 9.19 10.20 4.68 NRSC 5.01 10.65 | Read More »
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 »
The Washington Post catches up with me on the fundraising story. Yes, *me*.
A regular reader of mine might be forgiven for wondering why there’s any sort of surprised tone in this Washington Post article. Democrats Are Jarred by Drop In Fundraising Democratic political committees have seen a decline in their fundraising fortunes this year, a result of complacency among their rank-and-file donors and a de facto boycott by many of their wealthiest givers, who have been put | 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 »
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 »
Why you should be taking advantage of this NRCC offer.
Let’s start with the NRCC’s incentive program for last-minute 2Q donations that they announced yesterday: Every dollar you give through tomorrow, June 30th, will be quadrupled. So if you give $5, we’ll make it $20. If you can afford $25, we’ll make it $100. That’s four times the impact of a normal contribution, and it will be put to immediate use replacing Pelosi’s puppets in | Read More »
Recapping Bidens LGBT speech.
So… the guy who’s against gay marriage (unlike his predecessor) went to a LGBT fundraiser and told them that his boss (who is also against gay marriage) intends to get DoMA repealed (while at the same he’s still defending it, in terms that started a backlash) and wants to end DADT (while doing nothing to actually end it*); and in the process somehow manages to | 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 »
February Fundraising numbers are in.
Very shortly: it’s good news for the GOP, with the partial exception of the NRCC. RNC/DNC, February (Via Hot Air) The RNC raised 5.10 million, has 24 million cash-on-hand, and no debt. The DNC raised 3.26 million, has 8.6 million cash-on-hand, and has 6.9 million in debt. NRSC/DSCC, February The RSCC raised 2.87 million, has 1.05 million cash-on-hand, and has 2.7 million in debt (drawn | 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.