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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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Democrats outraise Republicans by 400% in Virginia state legislative races

Campaign finance filings for Virginia state legislative races show Democrats outpaced Republicans in fundraising. Between January 1, 2020, and May 7, 2021, Democratic primary election candidates outraised Republican candidates by 400 percent.

Democrats have a 21-19 majority in the Virginia State Senate and a 55-45 majority in the Virginia State House. State legislative primary elections were held on May 8, 2021, for Republicans and on June 8, 2021, for Democrats. In some cases, party nominees may have been chosen earlier.

So far in the election cycle, 118 Democratic candidates have raised $16.36 million compared to $3.27 million taken in by 73 Republicans.

The candidates who have raised the most money so far are incumbent Jerrauld Jones (D) in House District 89 ($1,940,351), incumbent S. Rasoul (D) in House District 11 ($1,465,694), and incumbent Eileen Filler-Corn (D) in House District 41 ($826,004).

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how much and how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political parties may contribute to campaigns. All campaign financial transactions must be made through the candidate’s committee. Campaign committees are required to file regular campaign finance disclosure reports with the Virginia Department of Elections.

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Republicans outraise Democrats by 13% in Pennsylvania state legislative races

New campaign finance filings for Pennsylvania state legislative special elections show Republicans outpaced Democrats in fundraising. Between January 1, 2021, and May 17, 2021, Republican general election candidates outraised Democratic candidates by 13 percent.

Republicans have a 28-21 majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate and a 113-89 majority in the Pennsylvania State House. State legislative special elections were held on May 18, 2021, in four districts.

In the election cycle in those districts, six Republican candidates raised $1.13 million compared to $1 million taken in by four Democrats.

The candidates who raised the most money in that period are Martin Flynn (D) in Senate District 22 ($948,983), Chris Chermak (R) in Senate District 22 ($821,136), and Chris Gebhard (R) in Senate District 48 ($146,581).

Campaign finance requirements govern how much money candidates may receive from individuals and organizations, how much and how often they must report those contributions, and how much individuals, organizations, and political parties may contribute to campaigns. All campaign financial transactions must be made through the candidate’s committee. Campaign committees are required to file regular campaign finance disclosure reports with the Pennsylvania Department of State.

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National Republican Congressional Committee overtakes Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in fundraising, according to June FEC filings

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.

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