Monday, June 21, 2010

How does this happen?

Currently, there are 59 members of the Democratic caucus in the U.S. Senate to 41 for Republicans.

When you have such a massive majority in office, there is an obvious and clear advantage in fundraising.

So how in the heck did this happen?
Both party committees have begun spending on infrastructure in several states, and the difference between the 2 is negligible in the long run. The DSCC has raised slightly more -- about $66.8M to the NRSC's $64.1M -- but it's the first time a GOP committee has more money physically in the bank than their Dem rivals.
Now I can't say I'm surprised the GOP is more frugal than the Democrats, but I am absolutely shocked that an 18-member majority has failed to provide a massive fundraising lead, especially when prospects for a GOP takeover of the Senate are dim.

With fundraising problems like these, Lee Fisher has to be concerned whether he'll get the help he needs to surpass Rob Portman's substantial fundraising lead.

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