RNC outraises DNC for tenth consecutive month, five other party committees report highest fundraising of the cycle

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised its Democratic counterpart by more than two-to-one for a tenth consecutive month. The RNC’s $26.2 million raised fell just short of the $27.3 million the group raised during September 2019.

Further, five of the six top party committees reported their largest per-month fundraising hauls of the cycle to date. Both updates come according to March 2020 campaign finance reports filed with the FEC Friday.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $11.2 million and spent $6.0 million last month, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $8.9 million and spent $8.7 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 10.1% more than the DSCC ($88.9 million to $80.4 million). The NRSC’s 10.1% fundraising advantage is up from 8.4% in February and 7.3% in January.

On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $17.1 million and spent $6.8 million, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $15.1 million and spent $6.8 million. So far in the cycle, the DCCC has raised 30.9% more than the NRCC ($154 million to $113 million). The DCCC’s 30.9% fundraising advantage is down from 33.4% in February and 37.8% in January.

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 23.0% more than the NRSC ($64.9 million to $51.5 million), while the DCCC had raised 17.1% more than the NRCC ($125 million to $106 million).

Republicans continue to lead in national committee fundraising, with the Republican National Committee (RNC) raising $26.2 million and spending $25.4 million while the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised $12.0 million and spent $7.8 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 88.4% more than the DNC ($295 million to $114 million). The RNC’s 88.4% fundraising advantage is down from 89.8% in February and 90.2% in January.

At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential cycle), the RNC had a smaller 46.7% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($126 million to $78.5 million).

So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 35.0% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($496.3 million to $348.4 million). The Republican fundraising advantage is down from 35.3% in February but up from 34.1% in January.




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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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