The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raked in $8.8 million in June, almost double the $4.8 million that its GOP counterpart brought in for the same month. The DSCC has raised a whopping $73 million for the 2006 campaign cycle and has nearly $38 million in the bank, almost twice as much as what the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) has in its coffers [...]
In June, the NRSC raised only $4.8 million despite claiming that it had raised at least $7 million more at a single event with the President that month. The media accounts following a Bush-headlined fundraiser for the NRSC and its House counterpart reported that the GOP Senate committee expected to bring in $12 million just from that one event.
Now I'm curious as to how much Bush really raised at that big gala fundraiser. That's one heck of a discrepency.
It'll be interesting to see how much the NRCC reports, since they claimed to have raised $17 million at that same event.
Update: Ahh, the DCCC has reported their numbers:
Today, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is in its strongest shape in committee history after raising $18.1 million in the 2nd quarter and with nearly $32 million on hand - a 73% increase from this time in 2004. The DCCC has raised $75.5 million to date, this cycle.
Still waiting on the NRCC... The rumor I heard is that it'll be about $9 million raised for the month, which would be far lower than the $17 million they claimed they got from that one fundraiser alone.
Update II: From that same DCCC post, there's an update on the NRCC's numbers:
Cash Raised in June (Keeping in mind that the NRCC had the president's dinner where they claimed they would raise $15 million):
DCCC: $9.8 million
NRCC: $9.5 million
Indeed. From WaPo, on the dinner: "The NRCC will receive $15 million of the $27 million, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee will get $12 million... But Rep. Jim McCrery (R-La.), the House chair of the dinner, said in an interview: "I think this dinner is going to reestablish the cash advantage . . . that we've historically had."... But McCrery said the dinner marks a change in that pattern: "Republicans have certainly wrested the momentum from the Democrats."
Wow. What a bunch of liars. Sure, they could claim "momentum" for a day or two after the dinner, but man, talk about a serious flop when the real numbers came out.
And what does this say about Bush's vaunted fundraising capabilities? A dinner that was supposed to raise $27 million raised less than $14 million. Probably quite a bit less, since we must assume the NRSC and NRCC raised money from other places.
I say the momentum is clearly on the Democratic side (if it ever even left it).