Despite a political climate that has most analysts seeing red – as in ripe for Republican gains on the network red/blue election maps – the three national Democratic political committees were able to bring in more cash than their Republican counterparts, and have more of it on hand as well.
The Democratic National Committee pulled in $13.5M in March, and has $14.7M in the bank. Its counterpart, the Republican National Committee, received about $11.5M during the month, and has $11.4M on hand.
The gaps are closer on the Senate side: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee brought in $6M and has $17M ready to spend. The National Republican Senatorial Committee is close in both, but trailing, with $5M in March income and $15M in the bank.
The biggest gap pertains to the House of Representatives. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee gained $9.8M in March and has $26M cash on hand. The National Republican Congressional Committee pulled in $8M and has only $10M at the ready.
RBR-TVBR observation: Everything is pointing to a banner year for political revenue. The stations with the strongest news and info presence stand to get the lion’s share.