Evans-Novak Political Report

RNC Has $32 Million Edge Over DNC

Republicans had a stunning month of fundraising, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) finally besting its Democratic counterpart, more than doubling its take (see chart below).

The NRSC’s success, Republicans say, stems from its small-donor program’s finally kicking into gear and yielding big dividends.

Howard Dean’s Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to worry Democrats. It did raise $1 million more than it spent in January, meaning that Dean has climbed out of the hole. This cycle, he has now spent roughly every penny he has raised.

The Republican National Committee (RNC), which operates on half the payroll of the DNC, now holds a cash advantage greater than 5-to-1.

The bigger Democratic concern may be that Dean is becoming bolder about taking on other party leaders, evidenced most recently by his complaints over their forcing Paul Hackett (D) out of the Ohio Senate race.

Party Committee Fundraising, Jan. 1, 2005 through Jan. 31, 2006

Name

Jan. 2006

Through Jan. 2006

Total Spent

Cash Jan. 31

DNC

$5,089,357

$61,141,823

$60,288,061

$6,905,167

 

DCCC

$2,530,397

$45,464,672

$31,424,736

$15,699,473

 

DSCC

$2,101,518

$45,713,896

$20,617,891

$25,452,511

 

Democrats Total

$9,721,272

$152,320,391

$112,330,688

$48,057,151

 

RNC

$13,919,203

$119,301,707

$95,080,704

$38,888,314

 

NRCC

$3,679,811

$68,711,688

$52,165,963

$19,736,770

 

NRSC

$4,909,501

$39,826,838

$29,300,946

$11,542,870

 

Republicans Total

$22,508,515

$227,840,233

$176,547,613

$70,167,954

 

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