NRCC Outraises DCCC by $3 Million in July

Posted August 21, 2008 at 4:17pm

The National Republican Congressional Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart in July, taking in about $9.2 million — primarily from GOP lawmakers, lobbyists and business groups. The NRCC closed out the month with $14.1 million in the bank.

The House GOP’s bumper fundraising crop comes after months of griping within Republican ranks that some members of the Conference, particularly ranking members and party leaders, have not been pulling their weight. But in July, ranking members Spencer Bachus (Ala.), Bob Goodlatte (Va.), Joe Barton (Texas), Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Lamar Smith (Texas) ponied up more than $700,000 collectively.

Minority Leader John Boehner (Ohio) also handed over $500,000 for the cause, while Minority Whip Roy Blunt (Mo.) contributed $400,000 and House Republican Conference Chairman Adam Putnam (Fla.) gave $125,000.

Freshman Rep. Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), who’s eyeing the top spot at the NRCC next cycle, also gave more than $100,000.

The NRCC raised roughly $1.5 million from individuals in July and closed out the month with no debt. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee took in $6 million during the period — roughly one-third less than Republicans — primarily from individuals and frequently in small-dollar donations.

Democrats raised less than $300,000 from their Caucus and political action committees and ended the month with $56.5 million in cash.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee had nearly $43 million on hand as of Aug. 1, raising $5.32 million and spending $8.5 million overall in July. The National Republican Senatorial Committee took in $3.67 million during the month, spending about $2.85 million and closing out the month with $25.4 million.