Six party committees have raised a combined $206 million over the first three months of the 2022 election cycle. The committees raised about $83 million in March, according to April filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at this month’s filings:
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $9.3 million and spent $6.3 million in March, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $8.3 million and spent $11.2 million. So far in the 2022 cycle, the NRSC has raised 2% more than the DSCC ($23.1 million to $22.7 million).
The House committees saw higher fundraising last month than their senatorial counterparts, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raising $15.6 million and spending $11.2 million. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $19.1 million and spent $5.0 million. So far in the 2022 cycle, the DCCC has raised 1% more than the NRCC ($34.1 million to $33.8 million).
At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC also led the DSCC in fundraising, but by a wider 35% margin ($19.5 million to $13.8 million). Similarly, the DCCC also led the NRCC in fundraising, but by a 25% margin ($32.5 million to $25.1 million).
Between the national committees, Republicans outraised and outspent Democrats this March. The Democratic National Committee raised $12.8 million and spent $7.0 million. The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $17.8 million and spent $15.1 million. The gap between the DNC and RNC total fundraising in the 2022 cycle is the widest of the three committee pairs we track. The DNC raised 8% more than the RNC ($48.2 million to $44.4 million).
At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the opposite was true. The RNC led the DNC in total fundraising by 75% ($45.8 million to $20.9 million).
So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC have raised 3.5% more than the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC ($105.0 million to $101.4 million).