The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised its Democratic counterpart by more than two-to-one for the fourth consecutive month, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) outraised its Republican counterpart for a second month this year, according to September 2019 campaign finance reports filed with the FEC.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $4.7 million and spent $5.5 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee (NRSC) raised $3.7 million and spent $3.8 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 12.3% more than the DSCC ($42.7 million to $37.7 million). The NRSC’s fundraising advantage has narrowed since the August campaign finance reports, when it had raised 16.6% more.
On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $7.2 million and spent $7.1 million last month, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $4.0 million and spent $6.4 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC has raised 36.6% more than the NRCC ($76.2 million to $52.9 million). The DCCC’s fundraising advantage has widened since the August campaign finance reports, when it had raised 34.6% more.
At this point in the 2018 campaign cycle, Democrats led in both Senate and House fundraising, although their advantage in the House was smaller than today. The DSCC had raised 10.7% more than the NRSC ($35.8 million to $32.2 million), while the DCCC had raised 6.8% more than the NRCC ($72.5 million to $67.7 million).
Republicans continue to lead in national committee fundraising. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $23.5 million last month and spent $16.2 million while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $7.9 million and spent $8.7 million. The RNC’s fundraising figure is its largest this year. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 83.0% more than the DNC ($141.0 million to $58.5 million). The RNC’s fundraising advantage has widened relative to the August fundraising reports, at which point it had raised 80.0% more.
At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential election cycle), the RNC had a smaller 50.7% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($71.3 million to $42.4 million).
So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 31.5% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($236.7 million to $172.3 million).