Obama to Headline June Fundraiser for DSCC, DCCC

Posted April 20, 2009 at 12:55pm

President Barack Obama will hold his first fundraiser for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on June 18, according to a party source. The location of that event has yet to be decided.News of Obama’s first major event for House and Senate Democrats comes as both committees showed a combined $19 million in debt at the end of March.Still, the Democratic Congressional committees raised a staggering $15 million in March while their Republican counterparts pulled in a healthy $10 million, according to monthly fundraising reports being filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.The DCCC raised about $10.2 million in March but was also busy spending about $9.8 million during a month that ended with the still-undecided special election in New York’s 20th district. As of March 31, the House committee had $3.34 million in cash on hand and $8 million in debt.The DSCC raised $5 million in March and spent about $1.5 million. The Senate committee posted $7.2 million in cash on hand but nearly $10.9 million in debt as of March 31.The National Republican Congressional Committee announced on Monday that it raised $5.27 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced that it took in $4.94 million in March. The NRCC more than doubled its take from February, while the NRSC nearly doubled what it reported raising in the previous month.The House Republicans’ campaign arm had $3.2 million in the bank with $5 million in debt at the end of last month. The NRSC reported $2.27 million in cash on hand as of March 31, with $1 million in debt.The NRCC announced last month that its annual dinner, which was headlined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, raised $6 million. The NRSC’s annual dinner, featuring former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, was expected to bring in about $2 million.