Reviewing the April fundraising numbers.

[UPDATE]: Welcome, Instapundit readers. Have you seen the new V trailer? It’s going to amusingly infuriate a bunch of people at some point in the near future.

Short version: the DNC kept quiet about its fundraising for a reason; the NRSC & DSCC remain tied in their ability to bring in cash; the DCCC is underperforming; and that debt problem is still looming for the Democrats.

Raised CoH Debts
RNC 5.76 24.38 0.00
DNC 4.52 9.09 5.42
NRSC 2.93 2.65 0.00
DSCC 3.13 2.63 4.58
NRCC 2.23 3.69 5.00
DCCC 3.05 4.03 7.33
Raised CoH Debts
GOP 10.92 30.72 5
Dem 10.70 15.75 17.33

Comparison to last month:

Raised CoH Debt
RNC 6.7 23.9 0
DNC 7.57 9.7 6.9
NRSC 4.94 2.7 1
DSCC 5 7.2 10.8
NRCC 5.3 3.33 5
DCCC 10.2 3.34 8

The major point of interest here is that – in marked contrast to this time in 2007 (2008 was in the middle of a Presidential primary season, so I don’t think it’s a valid comparison) the Democrats do not have a cash-on-hand advantage. They’re also still in debt – the DCCC in particular – and it’s not one that they can actually pay off at the moment.  Revenues are coming in at actually only a little lower overall than during this point in the last election cycle, but the relative available cash and debts of the two parties have pretty much flipped.  This is probably not going to change much for May; how the fundraising this summer goes is going to be interesting to see.

Bottom line?  For a organization that’s supposedly simultaneously dead, hated, at war with itself, and shrinking, the Republican Party seems to be oddly functional.

Moe Lane

Crossposted to RedState.

14 thoughts on “Reviewing the April fundraising numbers.”

  1. You have to wonder if this has something to do with all those union members being out of work. A small portion of their paychecks goes directly to PACs.

  2. This is an encouraging sign. But please remember that the Dem bigs guns have been quite busy screwing things up. I get many emails a week from lobbyists who are arranging fund raisers. The dems have a huge advantage and their second tier of leadership has the ability to go to k street at anytime. and of course there is the great one… RNC needs to be doing much better than we are now.

  3. On the surface it seems Republicans are getting more money, but I’m sure if you add the illegal contributions, laundered money from ACORN and in-kind services (i.e. free publicity from the media) the Democrats will come out ahead.

  4. I’m sure that this, in part, reflects the whole “holy cow the democrats can be worse!” realization.

    With careful crafting of the message, maybe the Republicans can turn this to their advantage in local races and we can be blessed with gridlock for a while.

  5. The hundreds of billions they are shoveling out the door will return in hundreds of millions to the dems.

    They will not be cash poor. And you thought Obama was a record fundraiser last time? Just wait.

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