DNC outraises RNC for second consecutive month

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) outraised the Republican National Committee (RNC) in September, its second consecutive month leading in fundraising, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.

Last month, the RNC raised $71.8 million and spent $108.6 million, while the DNC raised $76.0 million and spent $62.8 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the RNC has raised 51.5% more than the DNC ($604.5 million to $357.0 million). The RNC’s 51.5% fundraising advantage is down from 61.9% in September and 78.6% in August.

At this point in the 2016 campaign cycle (the most recent presidential cycle), the RNC had a smaller 19.6% fundraising advantage over the DNC ($270.7 million to $222.5 million).

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $43.8 million and spent $54.7 million last month, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $32.7 million and spent $23.7 million. So far in the 2020 cycle, the DSCC has raised 4.2% more than the NRSC ($209.0 million to $200.3 million). The DSCC’s 4.2% fundraising advantage is up from a 1.5% fundraising disadvantage it had relative to the NRSC in September and a 7.3% fundraising disadvantage it reported as of August.

On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $29.5 million and spent $69.7 million, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $23.1 million and spent $38.8 million. So far in the cycle, the DCCC has raised 26.1% more than the NRCC ($278.3 million to $214.1 million). The DCCC’s 26.1% advantage is down from 26.3% in September and 26.2% in August.

At this point in the 2018 campaign cycle, Republicans led in Senate fundraising, while Democrats led in House fundraising. The NRSC had raised 4.9% more than the DSCC ($114.3 million to $108.8 million), while the DCCC had raised 33.5% more than the NRCC ($228.6 million to $163.0 million).

So far in the 2020 campaign cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 18.7% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($1.019 billion versus $844.3 million). Republicans’ 18.7% fundraising advantage is down from 24.8% in September and 32.6% in August.

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