RNC outraises DNC for eighth consecutive month, Democrats lead in national Senate and House committee fundraising

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised its Democratic counterpart by more than two-to-one for the eighth consecutive month, while the Democratic House and Senate committees outraised their Republican counterparts, according to year-end 2019 campaign finance reports filed with the FEC Jan. 31.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $7.3 million and spent $6.0 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $7.0 million and spent $5.0 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 7.3% more than the DSCC ($67.7 million to $62.9 million). The NRSC’s 7.3% fundraising advantage is down from 8.7% in December and 8.8% in November.

On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $14.6 million and spent $5.1 million last month, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $8.1 million and spent $5.7 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC has raised 37.8% more than the NRCC. The DCCC’s 37.8% fundraising advantage is up from 35.5% in December and 36.0% in November.

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 in this cycle. The DSCC had raised 25.9% more than the NRSC ($54.4 million to $41.9 million), while the DCCC had raised 21.5% more than the NRCC ($105.5 million to $85.0 million).

Republicans continue to lead in national committee fundraising. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $26.5 million and spent $17.7 million while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $8.7 million and spent $6.9 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 90.2% more than the DNC ($241.1 million to $91.2 million). The RNC’s 90.2% fundraising advantage is up from 88.9% in December and 89.1% in November.

At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential cycle) the RNC had a smaller 48.7% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($105.6 million to $64.3 million).

So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 34.1% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($394.0 million to $279.0 million). The Republican fundraising advantage is down from 34.6% in December and 34.2% in November.

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David Luchs

David Luchs is a staff writer at Ballotpedia and can be reached at david.luchs@ballotpedia.org

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