Democrats still leading in 2012 money race

Yet despite all the apparent momentum, the three national party committees tasked with ushering Republicans to victory trail their Democratic counterparts in raising money for 2012, and the disparity is causing some Republicans to fret privately about whether their party committees could dim an otherwise bright outlook.

Even with a slowdown in fundraising during the debt ceiling debate last month, Democratic Party committees have raised $24 million more this year than their Republican counterparts – a money gap more than twice as large as the Democratic advantages at similar points in either of the previous two election cycles…

Most of the Democratic Party committee fundraising superiority – $22 million worth – comes from the DNC’s advantage over the RNC, which is largely the result of Obama’s fundraising prowess. With the debt ceiling debate raging in July, the DNC’s fundraising lagged at least partly because it cancelled ten events that were to have featured the president.