DSCC beats GOP for third consecutive fundraising quarter — OPEN THREAD
Maybe if the NRSC wasn’t so busy wading into contested primaries in efforts to push the conservatives out, people would give them more money.Until then we should expect to keep seeing this headline.Consider this an open thread.
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 »
Breaking: CURRENT(?) DSCC national finance chair arrested for bank fraud.
Hassan Nemazee was more recently a heavy donor and bundler for both the Clinton and Obama Presidential campaigns, bringing in over half a million for the new President; he was also a major bundler for the Presidential Inaugural. NY Businessman Charged With $74 Million Bank Fraud Against Citigroup A New York man was charged with allegedly defrauding Citigroup Inc. (C) out of $74 million in | 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 »
Update on Hudson County Democratic Party Organlegging Arrests.
Some details from the story (covered here and here): Yes, in fact: there was trafficking in human organs involved. At least one individual has been brought up on charges of attempting to sell a liver. The list of individuals and charges can be found here: we’re looking at conspiracy to commit extortion, money laundering, and again, at least one charge in trafficking in human organs. | 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 »
June Fundraising: NRSC and DSCC
NRSC raised 3.4 million. They have no debt and 4.3 million cash on hand. The DSCC raised 6.2 million. They have 3.7 million in debt and 7.9 million cash on hand. Bottom line: Democrats maintain an advantage in fundraising and cash on hand, while Republican’s continue to keep no debt. Sounds a lot like the country. Democrats are good at raising money (taxes) and making debt.
Democrats offer lame “attack” ad against Portman
Why am I taking the time to show an attack ad by the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee? Because I think it is far from damaging and I think it highlights a number of things. First of all, the Ds must be worried about Portman because why else would they offer an attack ad this early? They know Portman is raising serious money and that his | 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 »
Obama Not Solving Democrat Money Woes
When Democrats gained a firm lock on all the power in Washington, one thing that seemed sure to follow was a huge edge in fundraising. After all, Barack Obama is a one-man money machine, and Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi would surely be able to raise tons of cash from industries worried how Congress might treat them. Instead, their fundraising has been lackluster – and | 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 »
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.
What I Have in Common With Chuck Schumer
Veteran NBC political commetator Chuck Todd recently revealed a secret about how Senate Democrats view Al Franken: I have had multiple very high level Democrats on the Hill sit there with their fingers crossed. They are scared of Franken winning. More importantly they fear that if Franken wins then every liberal Hollywood type is going to say ‘hey I can run for office too…’ It’s | Read More »
Howard Dean’s DNC Negates Obama’s Cash Edge
Barack Obama released his August fundraising numbers today, and it was an impressive haul: $66 million — the best month ever for a presidential candidate. Interestingly, Obama’s campaign hasn’t addressed why they felt compelled to release this information a week earlier than they had planned. Given the spate of bad news about the direction of the campaign, you have to think it was to stanch | Read More »
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