Friday, April 21, 2006
Democrats Awash with $$$$
Everybody loves a winner. Now that GOP polls are in the toilet, folks are coming out of the woodwork like roaches on Steroid to food crumbs; and contributing to Democrats.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, with Sen. Charles Schumer at the helm, has been kicking some serious financial butt.
Now the Washington Post reports the DSCC "finish[ed] the quarter with twice as much money in the bank," than the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Poor Liddy, chairman of the RSCC.
In years past, through the 2002 elections, the NRSC consistently crushed the DSCC in the race for cash. In the 2001-2002 cycle, the GOP committee raised $154.4 million, compared with the Senate Democrats' $60.3 million.
But this trend has been turned in recent years. In the 2003-2004 cycle, Democrats for the first time pulled ahead of the NRSC. There have been growing complaints in Republican circles about the chairmanship of Sen. Elizabeth Dole (N.C.), who was elected to the post in part because of her reputation as a fundraiser.
The DSCC reported raising $6.9 million in March, bringing its total for the 2005-2006 cycle to $56.4 million, with $32.1 million in the bank. The NRSC reported raising $5 million in March, bringing its total to $50.4 million for the cycle, with $16.5 million in the bank.
But that's old good news. Here's some good 'new' news.
Under the leadership of Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee "reported having $23 million in the bank, almost equaling -- for the first time in memory -- the cash balance of the National Republican Congressional Committee, which was $24.4 million."
Ooh, I detect the faint sweet smell of victory. And not a minute too soon; this administration has totally screwed up the entire world!
"The days of the 'strategic cash advantage' are over," declared Rep. Rahm Emanuel (Ill.), chairman of the DCCC, which raised $9.2 million in March, the same amount as the NRCC. The DCCC has raised a total of $52.8 million in the 2005-2006 cycle, compared with the NRCC's $83.3 million.
When Webb wins the primary, I think we will see a good bit of this money going Webb's way....Let's hope.