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GOP brings in twice as much money in January


RNC Has $32 Million Edge Over DNC

GOP brings in twice as much money in January

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


Jan. 2006

Through Jan. 2006

Total Spent

Cash Jan. 31



















Democrats Total
























Republicans Total






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