GOP Winning Money Race, Losing in Polls
Despite–or perhaps because of–a steady stream of polls showing the Republicans losing large numbers of seats in three weeks, the RNC continues to beat the DNC in the fundraising battle.
The Republican National Committee (RNC) reported raising $14.4 million in September, bringing the national GOP political organization’s overall receipts this campaign cycle to just less than $200 million, according to campaign finance documents filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
The Democratic National Committee (DNC) took in $5.7 million last month and has taken in a total of $108.4 million for the cycle — or just more than half the RNC’s $199.5 million.
The RNC has outraised the DNC every month during this election cycle, and Republican strategists hope that fundraising edge will help them blunt a very determined Democratic campaign to win control of one or both chambers of Congress in a national political environment that is anti-Republican.
With the GOP having a decisive advantage in both cash flow and money on hand, that’s a distinct possibility. Ads, especially negative ones, can be quite helpful in swaying indecisive voters. Still, the clock is winding down fast.