One way that Americans support their Democratic candidates is by voting, of course. But another significant way is through donations. Now that the country is rapidly approaching the 2022 midterm elections, raising funds is crucial. And news on that front for Democrats is outstanding.
Less than 90 days out, NBC reported double the COA (cash on hand) for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) compared to the Republicans. A committee tasked with “electing more Democratic senators” reported a “$10 million haul in July:”
‘The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee has more than twice as much cash on hand as its GOP counterpart. The committee tasked with electing more Democrats to the Senate is reporting a $10 million haul in July, outpacing its Republican counterpart for the fourth month in a row, according to numbers.’
The DSCC claimed $54.1 million on hand, while the GOP showed $23 million in the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s (NRSC) bank account. The Republican committee only raised $8 million in July.
The NRSC reported about $8 million in fundraising in July. The DSCC took in $10 million, and in June it raised $12.5 million. The Supreme Court’s hardline ultra-conservative ruling struck down the right to have an abortion, and Americans immediately turned to Democrats with their own money.
That did not bode well for the Republicans wanting to take control of the current 50-50 Senate. Even Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell expressed his concerns, an earlier NBC showed, when he spoke to the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce:
‘I think there’s probably a greater likelihood the House flips than the Senate. Senate races are just different — they’re statewide, candidate quality has a lot to do with the outcome.
‘Right now, we have a 50-50 Senate and a 50-50 country, but I think when all is said and done this fall, we’re likely to have an extremely close Senate, either our side up slightly or their side up slightly.’
Signs of how the NRSC is floundering began to show up last week. It cut advertising dollars in “three key battleground states.” They were Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
Executive Director of the DSCC Christie Roberts was proud of the “grassroots fundraising” and said in a statement:
‘We know each of our battleground races will be tight, and the DSCC will continue to take nothing for granted.’
It appeared that the Trump-backed candidates were selected according to their fealty to the ex-president, not their skill, experience, nor intelligence. And voters can tell. Some of those struggling have been:
- J.D. Vance in Ohio, who is getting out-fundraised by Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan in a Republican-leaning state. The Senate Leadership Fund, a group aligned with McConnell, recently signaled it was buying $28 million in TV and radio ads to help boost Vance.
- Another is celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz, a Republican who has been consistently polling behind Democratic Lt. Gov. John Fetterman in Pennsylvania as Oz has stumbled.’
- ‘[Former football player Herschel] Walker, 60, who has never run for elected office before, was clearly outclassed by the Democratic incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock, 53, according to AL.com.
Just look at the faces of the people behind Walker during his speech, a screenshot via YouTube.
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