America Votes With Its Wallet

From Holden:

The Democratic Senate and Congressional Campaign Committees out-raise their Republikkkan counterparts.

National Democratic Party committees closed a fundraising gap with their Republican counterparts in June, raising more money and improving their cash on hand, according to reports filed Thursday.

The data is the latest sign that that neither party would hold a financial edge in this year’s contest for control of Congress.

The Republican National Committee was the only one of the three party groups to best the Democrats, reporting $44.7 million in the bank compared with $10.8 million for the Democratic National Committee.

But the campaign organizations for Senate and House Democrats combined to hold a $23 million edge over the Republicans’ comparable committees.


The Democrats’ Senate committee, in the latest reports to the Federal Election Commission, said it raised $8.8 million in June and had $37.7 million in the bank.

Its GOP counterpart raised $4.8 million and had $19.8 million in the bank.

For the House, the Democrats’ committee took in $9.8 million compared with $9.5 million for the Republicans. The Democratic committee reported $31.9 million in the bank compared to $26.5 million for the Republicans, who have historically led in that category.

This edge was the first since changes in campaign finance law in 2002 eliminated unlimited contributions known as ”soft money.”