DNC has record shattering fundraising month in September

Rick Moran
Fortunately, Republicans are able to take advantage of record fundraising by independent groups who are far outstripping the left in expenditures this cycle.

But it appears that the Democrats will outraise the GOP for September - a sign that there is still some life and hope for the left.

The Hill:

Democrats boasted their best fundraising month of this cycle, raising over $16 million in the month of September.The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will report over $16 million in revenues from last month when its files its required monthly report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Oct. 20, according to DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse.

That figure bests any monthly haul Democrats have posted since the 2009-10 cycle, and Woodhouse said it would surpass the DNC's $16.2 million haul in August. (Woodhouse would not provide a final figure for September's fundraising. The August figure included a $5 million transfer.)

Democrats touted the September fundraising as an example of political momentum shifting in their direction with just over four weeks left to go before the election.

A "momentum" shifter? Not hardly. That $16 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what is being spent on behalf of Republicans by independent groups. But that money will be poured into a select group of races where the Democrats feel they have a chance at holding some seats. It will be spent on GOTV operations as well as some badly needed advertising.

This should be a wake up call for conservatives; it's not in the bag by any means and complacency at this point would prove to be disastrous.



Fortunately, Republicans are able to take advantage of record fundraising by independent groups who are far outstripping the left in expenditures this cycle.

But it appears that the Democrats will outraise the GOP for September - a sign that there is still some life and hope for the left.

The Hill:

Democrats boasted their best fundraising month of this cycle, raising over $16 million in the month of September.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) will report over $16 million in revenues from last month when its files its required monthly report with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Oct. 20, according to DNC communications director Brad Woodhouse.

That figure bests any monthly haul Democrats have posted since the 2009-10 cycle, and Woodhouse said it would surpass the DNC's $16.2 million haul in August. (Woodhouse would not provide a final figure for September's fundraising. The August figure included a $5 million transfer.)

Democrats touted the September fundraising as an example of political momentum shifting in their direction with just over four weeks left to go before the election.

A "momentum" shifter? Not hardly. That $16 million is a drop in the bucket compared to what is being spent on behalf of Republicans by independent groups. But that money will be poured into a select group of races where the Democrats feel they have a chance at holding some seats. It will be spent on GOTV operations as well as some badly needed advertising.

This should be a wake up call for conservatives; it's not in the bag by any means and complacency at this point would prove to be disastrous.