Monday, October 10, 2005

GOP Fundraising Woes

The Washington Post has a good story on the GOP's inability to recruit strong Senate candidates. Much of this is already known, but the really interesting information is on fundraising:

It is the NRSC's fundraising that some GOP operatives find underwhelming. At the end of August, the NRSC had raised $25 million, just a little less than its counterpart, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. But the DSCC has twice as much cash on hand, $16.7 million to the NRSC's $8.2 million.

Looking at the fundraising comparisons from the last midterm cycle (2002), the NRSC raised $73 million to $60 million for the DSCC. Of course, the fundraising cycle is only beginning, so these numbers may well change.

2 comments:

Taylor Buley said...

You know, they could probably find some better candidates if they'd just be willing to hear a fresh perspective.

Murphy's Lawyer said...

It's about time:

http://moreplease.blogspot.com/2005_10_01_moreplease_archive.html#112887072270432577