Jan 27, 2012

THIS JUST IN: NRCC Outraised by Nearly $7 Million In First Year of Majority

Things keep getting worse for the Republican Majority – the NRCC was outraised by nearly $7 million in the first year of their Majority. This comes in the same week that new poll numbers show voters want to elect a Democratic Congress in 2012, and leading Republicans have said that Republican control of the House is in jeopardy.

  • Despite being in the minority, the DCCC has outraised the NRCC by $6.9 M for the first year of the Republican Majority.
  • In December, the DCCC raised $5.3 M – nearly DOUBLING what the NRCC raised this month ($2.7 M).

Fundraising Comparison

2011 Year-End Numbers

DCCC

NRCC*

MTD Raised

$5.3 M

$2.7 M

YTD Raised

$61.4 M

$54.5 M

Debt

$0 M

$0 M

COH

$11.6 M

$15.24 M


* NRCC numbers as reported by POLITICO on 1/27/2012.

From DCCC Chairman Steve Israel –

“Despite being in the minority, we have consistently outraised House Republicans because our supporters believe we have a path to the Majority and that the middle class deserves better than this Republican Congress of Chronic Chaos. Going into 2011, our goal was to match the Republican Majority in fundraising but so far our grassroots supporters have driven us to exceed all expectations.”

Last night, a NBC/WSJ poll showed voters want a Democratic Congress, not a Republican one, by 6 percent (47 percent to 41 percent). This lead is double the advantage Democrats had in the last NBC/WSJ survey from December. Earlier this week, a National Journal poll found that 48 percent of voters prefer Democrats to take control of the House while 37 percent want Republicans to stay in control. In October, the same poll showed a statistical tie.

This week, former NRCC Chairman Tom Davis said that Democrats could retake control of the House, and last week former RNC Chairman Michael Steele admitted the same.


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