Six major party committees raised a combined $272 million over the first four months of the 2022 election cycle. In April, the committees raised $66 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at April’s fundraising numbers.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $12.2 million and spent $10.3 million in April, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $11.3 million and spent $6.9 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC has raised 2.7% more than the NRCC ($46.3 million to $45.1 million).
The senatorial committees raised less than their house counterparts last month, with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raising $6.6 million and spending $7.1 million and the National Republican Senatorial Committee raising $7.2 million and spending $5.3 million. The NRSC has raised 3.4% more than the DSCC so far in the 2022 election cycle ($30.3 million to $29.3 million).
The DCCC and NRSC fundraising leads widened between March and April. In March, the DCCC led by a 1% margin ($34.1 million to $33.8 million) and the NRSC led by a 2% margin ($23.1 million to $22.7 million).
At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the DCCC also led the NRCC in fundraising, but by a wider 27.3% margin ($40.3 million to $30.6 million). Similarly, the NRSC also led the DSCC in fundraising, but by a 28.1% margin ($24.0 million to $18.1 million).
Between the national committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised more in April and the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent more. The DNC raised $15.6 million and spent $8.4 million, while the RNC raised $13.2 million and spent $9.3 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 has raised 10.1% more than the RNC ($63.7 million to $57.6 million), up from the 8% margin in March.
At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the opposite was true. The RNC led the DNC in fundraising by 76.8% ($61.8 million to $27.5 million).
So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC have raised 4.7% more than the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC (139.3 million to $133.0 million), up from the Democrats’ 3.5% lead in March.