Democrats nearly double Republicans in October fundraising

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) far outperformed its Republican National Committee (RNC) counterpart in fundraising in October.

The latest Federal Election Commission (FEC) campaign filings show the DNC, chaired by Jaime Harrison, brought in $13.1 million last month, compared to the RNC’s $7.1 million.

The DNC spent $15.9 million and had $17.7 million on hand at the end of the month, with $238,000 in debt. The RNC, chaired by Ronna McDaniel, spent $7.3 million and closed the month with $9.1 million on hand and $2.9 million in debt.

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October’s fundraising numbers are similar to September’s, when the DNC raised $13.3 million in and the RNC raised $6.3 million.

In August, the DNC raised $7 million and the RNC raised $9.7 million. And in July, the DNC raised $9.6 million and the RNC raised $6.4 million.

The numbers come as campaigning heats up on both sides in the lead-up to the 2024 election season. Currently, former President Trump is leading the GOP primary polling by a large margin, setting up a likely 2024 rematch between President Biden and Trump.

In a statement to The Hill, DNC National Press Secretary Sarafina Chitika attributed the massive fundraising haul to the GOP’s “losing agenda.”

“The American people are watching the implosion of the Republican Party on the campaign trail and in the House every day, and then chipping in for Democrats so that we can continue to build up the operation that will reelect President Biden and Vice President Harris and elect Democrats up and down the ballot in 2024,” Chitika said in the statement.

“Democrats will keep speaking to voters about the issues that they care about – from affordable health care to lowering costs – and investing in the infrastructure that secured historic victories in 2022 and 2023,” Chitika said.

A recent CNN poll, however, shows voters are roughly split when asked to pick between a generic Republican and a generic Democrat on the ballot: 48 percent would support a generic Republican, and 47 percent would support a generic Democrat.

The Hill has reached out to the RNC for a statement.

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