The RNC breaks August off-year fundraising record

posted at 2:05 pm on September 14, 2011 by Tina Korbe

After last night’s “bellwether” wins in New York and Nevada, at least one Republican this morning had to battle mightily to restrain the will to gloat. But while bragging might not be advisable (what was it the DNC reminded us of in their most recent ad? that we have 14 months to go to the next election?), a little cautious confidence is surely OK. Obama has never been more unpopular — and the Republican National Committee has never raised more money in an off-year August than it did last month.

The Republican National Committee raised over $8 million in August, the highest amount the group has raised in an August of a non-election year and reportedly more than $2 million more than their Democratic counterparts.

The RNC said it had raised $8.17 million in August, giving them $9.22 million in cash-on-hand funds. The organization also reported holding $15.9 million in debt. On Monday Reuters reported the Democratic National Committee had raised $5.5 million in August. Official fundraising numbers from the DNC will be released September 20. The DNC refused to comment for this article.

The month of August saw some setbacks in Democratic fundraising, as President Barack Obama was forced to cancel fundraisers amid contentious negotiations over the federal debt limit.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus once again proves his superiority to his Democratic counterpart — the beloved Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who this morning said R’s lost NY-9 because “it’s a very difficult district for Democrats.” Priebus was essentially brought on board to right the fiscal ship — and that’s exactly what he’s doing. And he manages to speak sensibly, to boot.


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Have they been reported to the new Obama attack site, yet?

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

“Those Capitalistic swine…Koch brothers…” –Hoffa and DWS

Maxine Waters sends a note “YOU are all racists”.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:08 PM

I just love the smell of lame duck wafting from the White House.

fogw on September 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

The GOP should get on their knees every day and thank God for Debbie Wasserman Schultz…and keep raking in those pennies from Heaven.

cartooner on September 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

See, I told you Michael Steele could do this job.

myrenovations on September 14, 2011 at 2:10 PM

I just love the smell of lame duck wafting from the White House.

fogw on September 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Chicken livers smell just as sweet.

honsy on September 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM

The month of August saw some setbacks in Democratic fundraising, as President Barack Obama was forced to cancel fundraisers amid contentious negotiations over the federal debt limit.

When is he actually doing the job he was elected to do? Oh, his destruction is done by his thugs, never mind. Campaign on!

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM

and that’s exactly what he’s doing. And he manages to speak sensibly, to boot.

Quietly effective. He’s like slow deep waters.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

I just love the smell of lame duck wafting from the White House.

fogw on September 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Chicken livers smell just as sweet.

honsy on September 14, 2011 at 2:11 PM

Love both of you – cautious note – the big celebration should not take place until Jan. 20th, 2013. The phase after Nov. 6, 2012 will be most dangerous.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM

I just love the smell of lame duck wafting from the White House.

fogw on September 14, 2011 at 2:09 PM

Literally, they’ve been lame from the moment they were sworn in.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Good job!

Y-not on September 14, 2011 at 2:19 PM

Obama’s new campaign donation email is creepy

http://www.businessinsider.com/obama-sends-out-creepy-email-sometime-soon-can-we-meet-for-dinner-2011-9

First Prize…one ticket for a dinner with Obama.

Second Prize …two tickets for dinner with Obama

DrW on September 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

OT: ok…creepy, dear leading selling himself?

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

DrW on September 14, 2011 at 2:24 PM

great minds

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 2:25 PM

OT: msdnc gives the solyndra case just a mere mention…

cmsinaz on September 14, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Priebus obviously knows his stuff. Look what he did in Wisconsin in getting Walker and the legislature into office.
May he do the same across the country.

either orr on September 14, 2011 at 2:31 PM

After the Washerwoman, we need to Reince, then hang them out to dry!

Steve Z on September 14, 2011 at 2:36 PM

The RNC breaks August off-year fundraising record

Obviously a lie! I’m reporting you to “AttackWatch”!

GarandFan on September 14, 2011 at 2:42 PM

who this morning said R’s lost NY-9 because

Should that be “D’s”? Maybe R stands for something that I’m not thinking of?

kerrhome on September 14, 2011 at 2:43 PM

Love both of you – cautious note – the big celebration should not take place until Jan. 20th, 2013. The phase after Nov. 6, 2012 will be most dangerous.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:15 PM

..technically, January 21st, 2013.

The War Planner on September 14, 2011 at 2:44 PM

PALIN HAD JUNGLE FEVER?

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

PALIN HAD JUNGLE FEVER?
rickyretardo on September 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

I got your jungle fever right here moron.

Akzed on September 14, 2011 at 2:48 PM

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 2:45 PM

Stay classy, reeky.

The ban-hammer should smash this one mightily.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:06 PM

rickyricardo is clearly trying to discredit this site by planting this disgusting shit.

BAN HIM.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:07 PM

“A very difficult district for the democrats”?!! Three to one democrat, very Jewish and with a significant minority vote. What would be an easy district? 100 percent democrat, 90 percent minority, 10 percent Jewish? If dems can’t win with a 75 percent to 25 percent majority, a lot of House members (democraps) will be rightfully having sleepless nights for the next year.

eaglewingz08 on September 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

“A very difficult district for the democrats”?!! Three to one democrat, very Jewish and with a significant minority vote. What would be an easy district? 100 percent democrat, 90 percent minority, 10 percent Jewish? If dems can’t win with a 75 percent to 25 percent majority, a lot of House members (democraps) will be rightfully having sleepless nights for the next year.

eaglewingz08 on September 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Heh.

Haven’t they held that seat for something around 80 years?

Waaaaambulance needed for Whasserslussle.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

rickyricardo is clearly trying to discredit this site by planting this disgusting shit.

BAN HIM.

Hold on there Tiger, that’s a real news report in a major US daily.

You want to start with censorship when it gets your goat?

Nice tendency of yours Hugo.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Hold on there Tiger, that’s a real news report in a major US daily.

You want to start with censorship when it gets your goat?

Nice tendency of yours Hugo.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 3:11 PM

It is your offensive phraseology that I object to, titmouse.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

It is your offensive phraseology that I object to, titmouse.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Are you 900 years old? “Jungle Fever” is a common, popular term for interracial relationships.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM

the beloved Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who this morning said R’s lost NY-9 because

Shouldn’t that me the D’s?

preallocated on September 14, 2011 at 3:44 PM

Are you 900 years old? “Jungle Fever” is a common, popular term for interracial relationships.

rickyricardo on September 14, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Maybe in your world; not in mine.

Tootles.

hillbillyjim on September 14, 2011 at 3:49 PM

And if the RNC wasn’t run by people who hide under their beds cowering from the likes of Joy Behar, instead of taking them on with brass knuckles, some of that money might actually be put to good use.

ardenenoch on September 14, 2011 at 5:15 PM

and that’s exactly what he’s doing. And he manages to speak sensibly, to boot.

Quietly effective. He’s like slow deep waters.

Schadenfreude on September 14, 2011 at 2:14 PM

I’ll resist the temptation to say, “We in the Cheddar Mafia told you so.”

Steve Eggleston on September 14, 2011 at 9:57 PM

And if the RNC wasn’t run by people who hide under their beds cowering from the likes of Joy Behar, instead of taking them on with brass knuckles, some of that money might actually be put to good use.

ardenenoch on September 14, 2011 at 5:15 PM

Near as I can tell, the RNC is spending 100% of their income on fund raising: there is little or no funding of projects which might actually be useful in finding and promoting candidates and causes which restore this country.

That is why I no longer contribute to RNC: I send all contributions directly to conservative candidates…and if they respond by spending all of my contribution to solicit me for more and more each and every day of the week, I cut them off and contribute to someone else.

landlines on September 15, 2011 at 3:07 AM