Gaps in fundraising between Republican and Democratic party committees in the 2019-2020 campaign cycle widened according to June campaign finance reports. The Republican Party leads in national and Senatorial committee fundraising. The Democratic Party leads in House committee fundraising.
Here’s a closer look at the numbers from each committees’ June filings:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $4.5 million and spent $5.3 million in June, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $4.8 million and spent $4.9 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 24% more than the DSCC ($28.9 million to $22.6 million).
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $8.9 million and spent $4.3 million in June, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $4.9 million and spent $4.4 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC has raised 32% more than the NRCC ($49.2 million to $35.5 million).
The opposite was true at this point in the 2018 campaign cycle: Democrats had raised more among the Senate committees and Republicans had raised more among the House committees. The differences were smaller, however. The DSCC had raised 2% more than the NRSC ($23.7 million to $23.2 million), while the NRCC had raised 6% more than the DCCC ($52.5 million to $49.2 million).
The Republican National Committee (RNC) again raised more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in June. The DNC raised $6.9 million and spent $7.3 million while the RNC raised $14.6 million and spent $12.3 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 76% more than the DNC ($76.4 million to $34.3 million).
At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential election), the RNC had a smaller 56% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($45.3 million to $25.4 million).
So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 28% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($140.7 million to $106.1 million).