Democratic party committees maintain lead over Republican counterparts in fundraising and spending

As of August 31, 2023, the end of the most recent party committee campaign finance filing period, the three committees associated with the Democratic Party have raised a cumulative $198 million and spent $181 million for the 2024 election cycle, while the three committees associated with the Republican Party have raised $170 million and spent $160 million.

The three Democratic committees are the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). The three Republican committees are the Republican National Committee (RNC), National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

The DNC, DSCC, and DCCC each led their Republican counterparts in cumulative receipts and cash on hand as of August 31, 2023. The DNC and DCCC led the RNC and NRCC in cumulative disbursements, while the NRSC led the DSCC in disbursements. See the table below for exact figures.

Compared to previous cycles, the Democratic committees’ cumulative receipts as of August ($198 million) outpace their receipts at this point in the 2020 election cycle ($172 million), but are lower than their receipts at this point in the 2022 election cycle ($261 million). On the Republican side, the three committees have raised $170 million, which is lower than their August 2019 fundraising total ($237 million) and their August 2021 fundraising total ($270 million).