The three national political committees are actively raising funds, and while Democrats are enjoying a clear advantage on Capitol Hill, the Republican National Committee is still maintaining its lead over its rival Democratic National Committee.
RNC pulled in $8.9M in June, bringing its half-year total to $45.7M. It has no debt and is sitting on a bankroll of $23.7M. DNC has is said to be narrowing the gap, but it still has quite a ways to go, with $6.75M in June receipts for $37.4M so far this year. It’s debt load is at $4.9M, with $13M in the bank.
It’s all Democrats at the two congressional PAC categories.
On the Senate side, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pulled in $6.3M in June and $23.2M so far this year, with $3.7M indebt and $8M in the bank. Its counterpart Republican National Senatorial Committee pulled in $3.5M in June and $20.7M so far this year, with no debt and $4.3M in the bank.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has had even more success than DSCC. It brought home $7.1M in June and $30.8M YTD, with $6M in debt and $9.7M cash on hand. The Republican National Congressional Committee pulled in $3.1M in June and $17.5M YTD, with $3.7M indebt and $4.2M on hand.
RBR/TVBR observation: Action at the committees will really start to pick up toward the end of the year and during the first half of 2010 as they gear up for another round of midterms. Warchests will be used to attack or defend as necessary in electoral hot spots all over the country.