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RNC Outraises DNC Two to One in January, Continues Fundraising Domination


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Brent Scher
February 21, 2018

The fundraising woes are spreading into 2018 for the Democratic National Committee, which disclosed late Tuesday night a February fundraising total of $6.1 million—less than half of what was raised by their Republican counterparts.

The DNC filing shows that it raised only slightly more than it spent last month and failed to make a significant dent in its outstanding debt, which sits at $5.6 million and counterbalances much of the $7.4 million the committee has in cash on hand.

The RNC, which also filed on Tuesday, continued its strong fundraising, reporting a $12.4 million haul and $40.7 million in cash on hand despite outspending the DNC by a nearly two-to-one margin. The Republicans have no debt.

DNC leadership predicted last summer that it's fundraising problems would diminish following its decision to dramatically increase the number of fundraising staffers it employed, but it hasn't made a difference. The DNC announced last week that it was bringing in a new top fundraiser.


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