Democrats’ Senate Momentum Builds as DSCC Outraises NRSC for Third Consecutive Month
HuffPost: DSCC “raised $6.5 million in September… better than the [NRSC’s] $5 million haul” & “Democratic challengers are outraising GOP incumbents”
The DSCC raised more than $6.5 million in September, an off-year record and the third consecutive month the committee outraised the NRSC. The DSCC will also report our best-ever off-year Q3 with more than $16 million raised over the three month period, powered by grassroots donations with an average online donation of $22.44.
HuffPost also highlights how Democratic challengers and incumbents are also putting up strong fundraising numbers as the “green wave continues.”
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
HuffPost: The Green Wave Continues As Senate Democrats Collect Cash
Democrats’ official Senate campaign arm had a big September, and Democratic challengers are outraising GOP incumbents.
By Kevin Robillard
October 15, 2019
- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $6.5 million in September, the group told HuffPost. It now has $18 million on hand as the party tries to win back the Senate in 2020.
- That’s better than the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s $5 million haul in September.
- The DSCC’s recent financial advantage, combined with several Democratic challengers outraising their Republican incumbent opponents, shows Democratic donors are still willing to fund down-ballot candidates
- In Senate races, Democrat Mark Kelly, a former astronaut turned gun control advocate, raised a whopping $5.5 million in the last three months. His opponent, Arizona GOP Sen. Martha McSally, raised $3 million.
- In Maine, House Speaker Sara Gideon raised $3.2 million for her race against GOP Sen. Susan Collins.
- …in Iowa, where the DSCC-endorsed candidate, businesswoman Theresa Greenfield, raised just $1.1 million, it was enough to top Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, who raised just under $1 million.
- In North Carolina and Colorado, Democrats nearly matched Republican incumbents… former Gov. John Hickenlooper raised $2.1 million while Republican Sen. Cory Gardner raised $2.5 million.
- Operatives in both parties agree Colorado, Maine, North Carolina, Arizona and Iowa are the party’s best chances for victory.
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