NRSC Raises $4 Million in December
The National Republican Senatorial Committee brought in $4.1 million last month and had $8.3 million in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, according to monthly fundraising reports set to be filed with the Federal Election Commission.The Senate Republicans’ political arm also spent $3.1 million in December.The NRSC raised nearly $10 million more in 2009 than it did during the first year of the 2008 cycle — $41.2 million compared with $31.8 million in 2007. But the NRSC also had more money in the bank at this point last cycle. The committee reported $12 million in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, 2007.“Earlier this week, Massachusetts voters sent a clear message to the nation in favor of fiscal responsibility and checks-and-balances in Washington,— NRSC Chairman John Cornyn (Texas) said in a statement to Roll Call. “It has never been more important for our leaders in Washington to restore accountability and re-gain the trust of voters, and the NRSC has been fortunate over the last year as this message has clearly energized our fundraising and recruiting efforts.—Fundraising numbers for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee were unavailable Friday morning. But according to reports filed through November, the NRSC had outraised its Democratic counterpart in six of the first 11 months of 2009. But despite those monthly successes, the Democratic committee has maintained a healthy cash-on-hand advantage over the NRSC. At the end of November, the DSCC had $11.9 million in the bank.The DSCC is very likely not going to reach the $55.4 million it raised during 2007. Through November it had raised just over $40 million.The Republican National Committee announced this Friday that it raised $6.6 million in December. The committee ended 2009 with $8.4 million in the bank and no debt. During last year, the RNC raised $81.3 million.The Democratic National Committee has not yet released its year-end fundraising numbers.