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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Politico: Dems Raised $270 Million More than GOP and Conservative 3rd Party Groups

Wait. But I thought the Republican were buying this election, with foreign money no less.

From the Politico article "Dems getting outspent? Not so fast" by Jeanne Cummings:

"To hear top Democrats tell it, the party is being wildly outgunned this year in the fight for campaign cash as Republicans rely on outside groups to funnel money to GOP contenders.

"But the numbers tell a different story.

"It’s true that conservative third-party groups are outspending their Democratic rivals. But the Democrats still have a sizable cash advantage in their party committees – making this year’s elections a lot more of a fair fight than Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi let on.

"So far, the latest figures show that the Democratic Party machinery has outraised its Republican counterpart in this campaign cycle by almost $270 million.

[...]

"The money race totals come to $856 million for the Democratic committees and their aligned outside groups, compared to $677 for their Republican adversaries, based on figures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics.

"Included in that total: conservative groups have spent $169 million on ads attacking Democratic House and Senate candidates, compared to $80 million by liberal-leaning groups, based on figures as of Tuesday morning [emphasis mine]."

No, no, no! It's the deep pockets of the rich Republicans and their mysterious foreign money that's stealing this election. Really... I totally mean it. Right?

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