RNC outraises DNC more than three-to-one in July

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC) by more than three-to-one last month, according to August 2020 campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on Thursday. This was the fourth month in a row in which the RNC outraised the DNC.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $14.9 million and spent $29.2 million last month, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $13.1 million and spent $10.9 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the NRSC has raised 7.2% more than the DSCC ($148.7 million to $138.3 million). The NRSC’s 7.2% fundraising advantage is up from 6.5% in July and 7.0% in June.

On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $18.4 million and spent $14.6 million, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $13.6 million and spent $8.4 million. So far in the cycle, the DCCC has raised 26.2% more than the NRCC. The DCCC’s 26.2% fundraising advantage is up from 25.9% in July and on par with the same metric in June.

At this point in the 2018 campaign cycle, Democrats led in both Senate and House fundraising. The DSCC had raised 10.0% more than the NRSC ($92.5 million to $83.7 million), while the DCCC had raised 27.6% more than the NRCC ($191.0 million to $144.6 million).

Last month, the RNC raised $55.3 million and spent $45.6 million, while the DNC raised $16.3 million and spent $20.3 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 78.6% more than the DNC ($465.1 million to $202.5 million). The RNC’s 78.6% fundraising advantage is up from 75.0% in July and 72.9% in June.

At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential cycle), the RNC had a smaller 31.1% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($207.9 million to $152.0 million).

So far in the 2020 campaign cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 32.6% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($787.4 million versus $567.0 million). The Republican fundraising advantage is up from 30.1% in July and 29.3% in June.

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