Dem Committees Have Twice the Cash-on-Hand of GOP C'tees
by Jonathan Singer, Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 12:57:26 PM EDT
Yesterday the two parties' campaign committees released their monthly finance reports to the Federal Election Commission, and as has been the case for the entire year the Democrats continue to destroy the Republicans in campaign cash. Take a look:CommitteeSeptember ReceiptsSeptember DisbursementsSeptember Cash-on-HandSeptember Debts & ObligationsDSCC$5,308,993$3,065,413$22,888,501$3,000,000NRSC$2,909,349$1,729,859$8,302,427$0DCCC$8,574,146.27$2,395,904.87$28,334,264.70$2,982,499.61NRCC$2,601,743.33$2,595,275.28$1,598,505.61$3,850,000DNC$3,679,164.79$5,111,892.90$3,254,172.21$2,000,000RNC$5,807,094.81$5,282,962.80$16,543,630.94$0Total
As you can see, the Democratic committees hold better than a 2-to-1 advantage in cash-on-hand, both overall and when debts and obligations are taken into account ($46,494,438.3 to $22,594,563.55). The numbers out of the House are particularly remarkable, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee holding a 17-to-1 advantage in cash-on-hand over the National Republican Congressional Committee and the NRCC still unable to climb out of the red and into the black. Also noteworthy is the fact that compared with this point in 2005 the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is ahead of where it was in fundraising ($42 million v. $31.5 million) and cash-on-hand ($22.9 million v. 19 million) while the National Republican Senatorial Committee is running behind where it was in both categories ($23.4 million v. $28.2 million in fundraising; $8.3 million v. $9 million in cash-on-hand). And though the Democratic National Committee still trails the Republican National Committee, both in terms of fundraising and cash-on-hand, the fact that the RNC's advantage is not larger given that the GOP still controls the White House is quite telling.