Six party committees have raised a combined $337 million over the first five months of the 2022 election cycle. In May, the committees raised $65 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at May’s fundraising numbers:
The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $14.1 million and spent $6.1 million in May, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $9.9 million and spent $6.0 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRCC has raised 5.0% more than the DCCC ($59.2 million to $56.3 million). The NRCC overtook the DCCC fundraising lead this month. In April, the DCCC led by 2.7% ($46.3 million to $45.1 million).
The senatorial committees raised less than their house counterparts last month, with the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raising $10.4 million and spending $3.9 million and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raising $7.2 million and spending $7.3 million. The gap between the NRSC’s and DSCC’s total fundraising is the widest of the three committee pairs we track. The NRSC has raised 10.9% more than the DSCC so far in the 2022 election cycle ($40.7 million to $36.5 million). The NRSC fundraising lead widened between April and May. In April, the NRSC led by 3.4% ($30.3 million to $29.3 million).
At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC also led the DSCC in fundraising but by a wider 24.3% margin ($28.9 million to $22.6 million). The DCCC led the NRCC in fundraising by a 32.3% margin ($49.2 million to $35.5 million).
Between the national committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised more in May and the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent more. The DNC raised $12.1 million and spent $8.7 million, while the RNC raised $11.1 million and spent $22.7 million. The DNC has raised 9.9% more than the RNC ($75.9 million to $68.7 million), down from the 10.1% margin in April.
At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the opposite was true. The RNC led the DNC in fundraising by 75.9% ($76.4 million to $34.3 million).
So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC have raised 0.03% more than the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC ($168.6 million to $168.5 million), down from the Democrats’ 4.7% lead in April.