Democrats and Republicans Claim Split Decision on May Fundraising
Democrats and Republicans can each claim some victories in last month’s fundraising race — the Democrats’ national and Senate campaign committees outraised their Republican counterparts in May, while the GOP’s House committee bested the Democrats’.
Politico reports that the DNC raised $6.6 million — about $150,000 more than the RNC. The DNC also has a $1.9 million cash-on-hand advantage, though that is partially because the committee spent about $1 million less than the RNC.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee also beat its Republican rival, raising $1.4 million more. The National Republican Senatorial Committee had the last laugh here, though, as CQ Politics reports that the committee ended up with the financial advantage at the end of the month. The Democrats’ committee held a 2-1 lead in banked money just last fall.
Meanwhile, the National Republican Congressional Committee outraised the DCCC by $300,000. However, the DCCC ends the month with a $16 million-plus advantage and has raised $17.8 million more than the Republican committee over the entire election cycle.
While May was a major primary month — one that saw a number of high-profile electoral battles — both national committees and the NRSC reported that fundraising was down from April. The DSCC raised about $800,000 more than the month before.