RNC Surpasses DNC In August Fundraising

The Republican National Committee raised about $8.2 million in August, far outpacing its Democratic rival in a typically slow fundraising month.

The Democratic National Committee reported that it raised $5.4 million last month, including $1.4 million for the Obama Victory Fund, a joint fundraising account by the DNC and Obama's campaign.

The DNC finished the month with $16.6 million in cash and $11.1 million in debt.

The RNC ended August with $9.3 million in cash and $15.9 million in debt. Republicans said it was the largest amount of money the RNC has raised during the month of August in a non-election year.

August is usually a difficult month for fundraising because many donors are on vacation and events are limited.


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  • by GOP Rewrites State Election Law on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:39 PM
    Looking to capitalize on their historic gains last year, Republican lawmakers in several states are rewriting their election laws in ways that could make it more difficult for Democrats to win. They have curbed early voting, rolled back voting rights for ex-felons and passed stricter voter ID laws. Taken together, the measures could have a significant and negative effect on President Obama’s reelection efforts if they keep young people and minorities away from the polls.
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      by Pathetic on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:34 PM in reply to GOP Rewrites State Election Law
      voting rights for ex-felons? voter ID laws? What is wrong with that? How does this affect young people and minorities? Most young people have a drivers license or college ID. What does being a minority have to do with having an ID?
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Sep 22, 2011 at 02:31 PM in reply to Pathetic
        And thank god they are doing it. I do not think its a problem to show a valid ID when voting since you have to show one for almost anything you do these days...try flying without one. Are minorities being denied IDs?
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          by uh on Sep 22, 2011 at 05:46 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          I kind of approach the question the same way Obama Snake Oil does. Statistically speaking, when more individuals vote, democrats win. When less people vote, republicans win. But on a specific level, you should have to prove who you are, to vote.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:11 PM
    Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 01:48 PM, good luck with that theory. The Tea Party is the sleeping giant you awoke with 800 billion stimulus spending and nothing to show for it. And cheating? Can you give us an example of republicans cheating...I will wait a long time for your response. And changing the laws in states to make votes impossible...let us all know that too. Are republicans showing up at the polls with baseball bats to intimidate voters like the New Panthers in Philly? We will be looking for your facts to support the worst post of the week so far. Of course, Barlow or Lavon could beat you, however, you are the man as they say!
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      by need more proof? on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:24 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      GOP’s second crack at N.C. redistricting map even more perilous for Democrats. A new redistricting map proposed by the North Carolina Republican Party would continue to seriously endanger Democratic Reps. Heath Shuler, Mike McIntyre, Brad Miller and Larry Kissell.
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        by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 08:35 PM in reply to need more proof?
        The Democrats have been doing the same thing to the Republicans in NC for nearly 100 years. Big deal, now they are getting a taste of their own medicine.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:25 AM in reply to need more proof?
        Oh, we voted for them to do just that since democrats screwed it up so bad, it needed to be done. Did you know we voted out democrats for the first time in 100 years? WE did it for a reason.
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      by osoc =Wrong again , Where did you get the mis-information about members having Baseball Bats?? Fox news again?? on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:31 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Two members of the New Black Panther party, Minister King Samir Shabazz, and Jerry Jackson, stood in front of the entrance to the polling station in uniforms that have been described as military or paramilitary. Minister King Shabazz carried a "BILLY CLUB", and is reported to have pointed it at voters while both men shouted racial slurs. ONE IGNORANT PERSON WITH A BILLY CLUB!!!in a predominately Democratic Polling Place, in a predominately Black neighborhood.
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:00 AM in reply to osoc =Wrong again , Where did you get the mis-information about members having Baseball Bats?? Fox news again??
        So it comes down to details of billy club or baseball bat? Geez, why didn't you say so, it makes all the difference in the world. who knew? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
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      by No he didn't on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:36 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      The chairman of the Republican Party in Macomb County, Michigan, a key swing county in a key swing state, is planning to use a list of foreclosed homes to block people from voting in the upcoming election as part of the state GOP’s effort to challenge some voters on Election Day. http://michiganmessenger.com/4076/lose-your-house-lose-your-vote
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      by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:53 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Wooooo do not see any signs of a Baseball Bat in the actual video. I guess you have no problem with the Nuts carrying loaded weapons at the rally in DC? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:00 AM in reply to
        Nope, not at all, second amendment rights and its legal.
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          by how soon snake oil forgets on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:41 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) was among the estimated 15 or more victims of a shooting outside a Safeway store in Tucson, Arizona. So far, 15 are reported wounded, 6 dead. The assailant fired some 15 or more shots into the crowd, and this took place at a "town hall" sort of event during where Giffords was speaking to her constituents.
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:26 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Yes, and he did it with a concealed weapon. The guy that helped her had a conceal and carry permit if you forgot....
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      by Protester With Gun Outside Obama Town Hall on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:04 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      A man carried a handgun strapped to his leg to a town hall meeting being held by President Obama in Portsmouth, New Hampshire on Tuesday. It's legal for him to have the gun as long as it is unconcealed, the police told MSNBC. The man was on private property -- church ground on the roadway leading to the high school where Obama would speak. The church gave the man "permission" to be there! However, according to police officers, he is under constant surveillance and is not anywhere near where the president will speak. When in the history of the United States has anyone allowed to carry firearms around the President? And the CHURCH gave him permission? I see your billy club, and raise you a fully loaded 9mm w/one in the chamber and 15 in the clip. Whos more of a threat???
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:04 AM in reply to Protester With Gun Outside Obama Town Hall
        Was the man pointing the gun at anybody? Did you ever consider if someone had pulled a concealed gun and started shooting that the man with his legal arms, would have defended the president? No you didn't, however, crazies are out there, ask Gifford.
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          by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:43 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          "crazies are out there, ask Gifford". Starting to wonder about YOU!
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      by to osoc on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:16 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Show you proof? Where have you been the last 3 years? Under a rock? You need to go back!
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:01 AM in reply to to osoc
        I hope the transcript, video or commentary works for you. Learn how to use google please...really...its old technology now.
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          by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 06:37 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          Wow, snake oil is in denial again. Still has his/her head buried in the sand. Better watch out and make sure Jan Brewer dont see that.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 04:45 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      ha ha, looks as you didn't have to wait to long,,,,,
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        by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 22, 2011 at 07:28 AM in reply to
        Nope, didn't have to wait long to read the libterdial spin. Like they opened their mouths to remove all doubt.
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          by Party of Jerks on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
          They posted FACTS as you asked for, something you would not know anything about. You are just use to Fox news talking points. Google most mis-informed news, and watch which network comes up, over and over again.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2011 at 01:57 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      To much Tea on the Brain, should stick to water instead.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM
    That's not saying a whole lot and the GOP-TP shouldn't be tooting their own horns so loudly.. their Donner's control over 80% of the Nations wealth for crying out loud.. But speaks volumes for the Democrat's who can keep up with Donner's who can only tap into 20% of the Nations wealth.. The GOP-TP are toast.. and I think they know it.. hence all the cheating and changing laws in their States that make it harder if not impossible for a Democrat to even vote..
  • by What a PITY !!! Location: USA on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    America has the WORST politicians money can BUY!!! Can't y'all see what's happening to this country is a direct result of our politicians of BOTH partys being for sale??!! Thank you SCOTUS is spot on with his observation!!! Our democracy has been corrupted by large sums of money. Our middle class has shrunk over the last 10 yrs!! Over the past 30 yrs the middle class has stagnated while the richest 5 % have seen their income increase by 42 %!!! It's not fair for the working stiff being shafted by our representatives of BOTH partys selling their votes to the highest bidder. ELECTION REFORM NOW!!!!!! Let's take our country back from special interests!! As long as special interests run DC voting for either party will NOT make a difference!!!!
  • by thank you SCOTUS on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:58 AM
    Try as I might, I can't for the life of me, follow what sort of twisted logic those GOP appointed Justices used to equate free speech with a corporatio­ns ability to influence a government that is SUPPOSED to be, By the People, Of the People, and For the People. I just can't find the words, "company' 'corporati­on' or multinatio­nal corporate entity' no matter how hard I look. Does 'one man, one vote' now include, "one company' as many votes as they can buy? The UK has outlawed what we here in the US think of a lobbying to good result, I feel. The money wasted by companies in getting, bending and then buying the ears of the representa­tion WE vote for is sickening. And of course, if they aren't piddling it away on THAT, think how much less they'd need to gouge out us, the consumers.­..
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      by Obama Snake Oil co on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:22 AM in reply to thank you SCOTUS
      From what I can find out, the judges feel if you are going to tax corporations, just like taxpapers, then they have the right. Not saying I agree with it. Like Jeffrey Imelt, giving a huge donation to Obama, his company GE paid no income taxes on US soil.
  • by Obama Snake Oil co Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:40 AM
    No surprise here, yet the dnc still thinks they are on the right course....Obama thinks the same, however, 2012 will be a massive loss by Obama unless energy and jobs are not dealt with.
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      by What???? whaere are you getting your mis- information from?FOXagain? on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:02 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      "With its ruling today, the Supreme Court has given a green light to a new stampede of special interest money in our politics," said President Obama in a statement. "It is a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power every day in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans."
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Sep 21, 2011 at 07:19 AM in reply to What???? whaere are you getting your mis- information from?FOXagain?
        We know where you get your; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/21/supreme-court-rolls-back_n_431227.html
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          by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 02:58 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          At least his information is not just fabricated.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 06:23 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil co
      And the K0ch Corpor­ate Corrupt­ion of gov't is now out in the open. Nobody going to K0Ch U. deserves reelection­. They will all come out Ryan/Walke­r/Kasich/S­cott clones. And we all know that's going badly for the people. Not to mention this goes against everything America stands for. Remember this at the voting booth. It's time the KochBros. and huge corporatio­ns realize our nation is not their playground­. It's "We The People" not "We The K0ch Serfs."
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