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In final FEC report before Election Day, six party committees report $1.6 billion in cumulative fundraising for 2022 election cycle

Six party committees raised a combined $1.6 billion so far in the 2022 election cycle. During the first half of October, the committees raised $108 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. 

In the first half of October, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $37 million and spent $40 million, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $15 million and spent $15 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DSCC has outraised the NRSC with $251 million in receipts to the NRCC’s $235 million. At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the DSCC led in cumulative fundraising with $244 million to the NRSC’s $220 million. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $28 million and spent $50 million in the first half of October. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $5 million and spent $39 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $324 million to the NRCC’s $262 million. At this point in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC had raised $291 million and the NRCC had raised $226 million.

Between the national committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised and spent more than the Republican National Committee (RNC) in the first half of October. The RNC raised $11.2 million and spent $14 million, while the DNC raised $11.3 million and spent $26 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC has raised $308 million to the DNC’s $278 million. At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising with $643 million in cumulative receipts to the DNC’s $394 million.

This election cycle, the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC have raised 5.8% more than the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC ($853 million to $805 million). 

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California Propositions 26 and 27 become the most expensive ballot measures in California since 1999 

Committees supporting and opposing California Propositions 26 and 27, which would enact in-person and mobile sports betting respectively, have raised over $256.4 million becoming the most expensive ballot measures in California history. The committees eclipsed the 2020 app-based drivers initiative, Proposition 22, which raised $224.3 million.

Proposition 26, backed by American Indian tribes, would legalize sports betting at American Indian gaming casinos and licensed racetracks in California. Proposition 27, which is supported by BetMGM LLC, FanDuel Sportsbook, and DraftKings, would legalize online and mobile sports betting. 

The latest campaign finance filings filed on Aug. 1 cover through June 30. The Yes on 26, No on 27 – Coalition for Safe, Responsible Gaming PAC is leading the campaigns supporting Proposition 26 and opposing Proposition 27. The PAC reported over $73 million in contributions.

No on 26 – Taxpayers Against Special Interest Monopolies is leading the campaign against Proposition 26. The campaign, along with the now terminated No on the Gambling Power Grab PAC, raised $42.24 million. The top donors to the opposition were gambling-related companies, including the California Commerce Club, Hawaiian Gardens Casino, Knighted Ventures LLC, Park West Casinos, The Bicycle Hotel & Casino, and PT Gaming LLC.

Yes on 27 – Californians for Solutions to Homelessness and Mental Health Support PAC was registered to support Proposition 27. The PAC raised over $100 million with BetMGM LLC, FanDuel Sportsbook, and DraftKings each contributing $16.7 million.

No on 27 – Californians for Tribal Sovereignty and Safe Gaming PAC was also registered to oppose Proposition 27. It reported over $41.1 million in contributions. The top contributors were the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, the Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indians of the Rincon Reservation California, and the Pala Casino Resort Spa.

Based on available reports on Cal-Access, which provides information on campaign finance from 1999 to the present, the next most expensive measures behind Proposition 26, Proposition 27, and Proposition 22 were four veto referendums against gaming compacts—Propositions 94, 95, 96, and 97—that raised a combined total of $154.5 million in contributions. 

The following table illustrates the top eight most expensive ballot measures between 1999 and 2020.

Californians will decide on seven ballot propositions this November. Ballotpedia is tracking 11 committees surrounding the measures with a total of $352.1 million in contributions.

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California Proposition 26, Legalize Sports Betting on American Indian Lands Initiative (2022)

California Proposition 27, Legalize Sports Betting and Revenue for Homelessness Prevention Fund Initiative (2022)



Six major party committees raised $1.3 billion in 2022 election cycle so far

Six party committees raised a combined $1.3 billion in the first 18 months of the 2022 election cycle. In June, the committees raised a combined $85 million, according to reports filed with the Federal Election Commission Wednesday.

In June, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $12.6 million and spent $11.2 million, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $9.5 million and spent $17.0 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRSC has outraised the DSCC with $173.5 million in receipts to the DSCC’s $162.1 million. At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led in cumulative fundraising with $133.6 million to the DSCC’s $125.1 million.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $17.0 million and spent $13.2 million in June, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $16.5 million and spent $5.7 million. The DCCC’s $13.2 million in expenditures is its highest single-month total for the 2022 election cycle to date. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $239.5 million to the NRCC’s $215.2 million. At this point in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC had raised $207.8 million and the NRCC had raised $160.0 million.

Between the national committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised more in June and the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent more. The DNC raised $15.3 million and spent $11.4 million, while the RNC raised $14.5 million and spent $18.1 million. So far in the election cycle, the RNC has raised $247.4 million to the DNC’s $222.8 million. At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising by a larger margin, with $409.7 million to the DNC’s $186.2 million.

This election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 1.8% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($636.0 million to $624.5 million). The Republican fundraising advantage is down from 2.7% last month.

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National Republican Senatorial Committee reports highest monthly disbursements of the 2022 election cycle

Six party committees raised a combined $1.2 billion in the first seventeen months of the 2022 election cycle. In May, the committees raised $66 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at May’s fundraising numbers:

In May, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $11.9 million and spent $6.6 million, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $8.0 million and spent $17.1 million, their highest monthly disbursement total so far this cycle. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRSC has outraised the DSCC with $164.0 million in receipts to the DSCC’s $149.6 million. At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led in cumulative fundraising with $119.6 million to the DSCC’s $111.5 million. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.8 million and spent $9.0 million in April, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $9.0 million and spent $7.4 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $222.5 million to the NRCC’s $198.7 million. At this point in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC had raised $190.7 million and the NRCC had raised $146.5 million.

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in May. The RNC raised $13.1 million and spent $15.8 million, while the DNC raised $12.1 million and spent $12.1 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC has raised $232.9 million to the DNC’s $207.6 million. At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising by a larger margin, with $372.9 million in cumulative receipts to the DNC’s $173.7 million.

This election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 2.7% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($595.6 million to $579.6 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage was at 3.9% last month.

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Six party committees raised $60 million in April according to recent FEC reports

Six major political party committees raised a combined $1.1 billion in the first sixteen months of the 2022 election cycle. In April, the committees raised $60 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. 

In April, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $8.3 million and spent $6.0 million, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $8.1 million and spent $7.2 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRSC has outraised the DSCC with $156.0 million in receipts to the DSCC’s $137.7 million. At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led in cumulative fundraising with $109.5 million to the DSCC’s $100.3 million. 

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.9 million and spent $10.2 million in April, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $8.7 million and spent $6.9 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $210.7 million to the NRCC’s $189.6 million. At this point in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC had raised $179.8 million and the NRCC had raised $112.9 million.

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in April. The RNC raised $14.2 million and spent $15.5 million, while the DNC raised $8.8 million and spent $11.1 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC has raised $219.9 million to the DNC’s $195.5 million. At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising by a larger margin, with $345.7 million in cumulative receipts to the DNC’s $161.9 million.

This election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 3.9% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($565.5 million to $543.8 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage was at 3.7% last month.

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Six party committees surpassed $1 billion in cumulative fundraising for 2022 election cycle in March

Six party committees raised a combined $1 billion in the first fifteen months of the 2022 election cycle. In March, the committees raised $99 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at March’s fundraising numbers:

In March, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) reported its highest monthly fundraising numbers of the cycle, raising $21.3 million and spending $7.4 million. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) reported its highest monthly disbursements of the cycle in March, spending $9.7 million and raising $19.4 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $198.7 million to the NRCC’s $180.9 million. At this point in the 2020 cycle, the DCCC had raised $168.4 million and the NRCC had raised $124.5 million.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $12.5 million and spent $6.7 million in March, while the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $13.3 million and spent $10.8 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRSC has outraised the DSCC with $147.8 million in receipts to the DSCC’s $129.4 million. At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led in cumulative fundraising with $98.0 million to the DSCC’s $91.3 million. 

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in March. The RNC raised $17.6 million and spent $18.2 million, while the DNC raised $14.6 million and spent $10.3 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC has raised $205.6 million to the DNC’s $186.6 million. At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising by a larger margin, with $318.6 million in cumulative receipts to the DNC’s $146.7 million.

This election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 3.7% more than the  DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($534.4 million to $514.8 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage was also at 3.7% last month.

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March FEC reports show Democratic congressional committees reporting highest monthly fundraising numbers of the 2022 election cycle

Six party committees raised a combined $950 million in the first fourteen months of the 2022 election cycle. In February, the committees raised $83 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission. Here’s a closer look at February’s fundraising numbers:

In February, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) reported its highest fundraising numbers of the 2022 election cycle, outraising the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) for the first time since April 2021. The DSCC raised $15.0 million and spent $6.4 million, while the NRSC raised $11.7 million and spent $9.2 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRSC has the edge in cumulative fundraising with $134.6 million in receipts to the DSCC’s $116.9 million.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) also reported its highest fundraising numbers of the cycle in February, with $19.3 million in receipts and $7.5 million in spending. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $10.0 million and spent $7.0 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC leads in fundraising with $177.4 million to the NRCC’s $161.5 million.

At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led in cumulative fundraising with $88.9 million to the DSCC’s $80.4 million. The DCCC had $154.1 in total fundraising, while the NRCC had raised $112.9 million.

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in February. The RNC raised $16.3 million and spent $22.5 million, while the DNC raised $10.9 million and spent $21.1 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC has raised $188.0 million to the DNC’s $172.0 million.

At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led in fundraising by a larger margin, with $294.5 million in cumulative receipts to the DNC’s $114.0 million.

This election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 3.7% more than the  DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($484.1 million to $466.3 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage is down from 5.7% last month.

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National Republican Senatorial Committee reports its highest monthly fundraising numbers of 2022 election cycle

Six party committees raised a combined $867 million in the first 13 months of the 2022 election cycle. The committees raised $76 million in January, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.7 million and spent $6.8 million in January, while the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $11.5 million and spent $7.7 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DCCC has raised 4.2% more than the NRCC ($158.0 million to $151.6 million).

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) reported its highest monthly fundraising numbers of the 2022 cycle in January, raising $18.0 million and spending $11.7 million. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $10.7 million and spent $5.1 million. So far in this election cycle, the NRSC has raised 18.7% more than the DSCC ($122.9 million to $101.9 million). This was the 10th consecutive month where the NRSC outraised the DSCC.

At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led the DSCC in cumulative fundraising by a 8.4% margin ($77.7 million to $71.5 million). The DCCC led the NRCC in total fundraising by a 33.4% margin ($137.0 million to $97.8 million).

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in January. The RNC raised $13.0 million and spent $17.6 million, while the DNC raised $9.8 million and spent $11.9 million. In 2021, the RNC raised 4.7% more than the DNC ($158.6 million to $151.3 million).

At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led the DNC in fundraising by a larger 90.2% margin ($241.1 million to $91.2 million).

So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 5.7% more than the  DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($446.0 million to $421.0 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage is up from 3.7% last month.

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Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraises National Republican Congressional Committee for the first time since April

Six major political party committees have raised a combined $478 million over the first seven months of the 2022 election cycle. In July, the committees raised $83 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $7.0 million and spent $5.2 million in July, while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.3 million and spent $6.2 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the NRCC has raised 5.2% more than the DCCC ($86.3 million to $81.9 million). This is the first time the DCCC has outraised the NRCC since April.

The senatorial committees raised less than their house counterparts last month. The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $7.5 million and spent $8.4 million. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $6.5 million and spent $7.8 million. The NRSC has raised 10.1% more than the DSCC so far in the 2022 election cycle ($58.7 million to $53.1 million).

At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC also led the DSCC in fundraising, but by a wider 16.6% margin ($38.9 million to $33.0 million). The DCCC led the NRCC in fundraising by a 34.6% margin ($69.0 million to $48.6 million).

Between the national committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised more in July and the Republican National Committee (RNC) spent more. The DNC raised $13.1 million and spent $8.3 million, while the RNC raised $12.9 million and spent $15.6 million. So far in the 2022 election cycle, the DNC has raised 2.3% more than the RNC ($100.2 million to $97.9 million).

At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the opposite was true. The RNC led the DNC in fundraising by 80% ($117.9 million to $50.5 million).

So far in the 2022 election cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 3.2% more than the  DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($242.9 million to $235.2 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage is down from 5.3% last month.

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RNC outraises DNC for first time since March

The Republican National Committee (RNC) outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC) last month for the first time since March, according to July 2021 campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission on July 20.

Last month, the RNC raised $16.3 million and spent $13.4 million, while the DNC raised $11.2 million and spent $8.0 million. This was the first set of reports since the April 2021 reports (which cover the month of March), to show the RNC leading the DNC in fundraising. So far in the 2022 cycle, the DNC has raised 2.4% more than the RNC ($87.1 million to $85.0 million), down from a 9.9% fundraising advantage last month.

Republicans also led in fundraising between the U.S. House campaign committees. The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raised $20.1 million and spent $7.3 million while the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $14.4 million and spent $6.3 million. So far this cycle, the NRCC has raised 11.5% more than the DCCC ($79.3 million to $70.7 million). The NRCC’s 11.5% fundraising advantage is up from 5.0% last month.

On the Senate side, the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $10.5 million and spent $6.2 million last month, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $10.1 million and spent $11.2 million. So far this cycle, the NRSC has raised 9.5% more than the DSCC ($51.2 million to $46.6 million).

Since the beginning of the campaign cycle, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC have raised 5.3% more than the DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($215.5 million to $204.3 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage is up from 0.03% last month.

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