RNC Beats DNC in September Money Race
Brody Mullins reports on money and politics.
We wrote in Saturday’s paper that the GOP appears to be building fund-raising momentum heading into the 2010 elections.
Here’s another data point: the Democratic National Committee said it raised about $8 million in September. That’s less than the Republican National Committee, which raised $8.8 million in the same time period, and the second month running the RNC has pulled ahead.
Overall, the Democrats are still ahead, with $139.4 million raised to date compared to $125 million for the GOP.
That edge is attributable in part to the Democratic fund-raising arms for House and Senate candidates, both of which out-raised their Republican counterparts by nearly two-to-one margins last month.
The GOP resurrection, meanwhile, is being aided by a rise in small donors. In some of the most competitive 2010 Senate races, Republican candidates raised more than the Democrats did in the most-recent quarter.