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Defying the Odds

Defying the Odds
New book about the 2016 election.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Democratic Fundraising

Polls favor Republicans at the moment, but fundraising figures favor Democrats. The Washington Post reports:

The Republican Party's strategy since early last year of lock-step opposition to the Obama administration's major legislative initiatives has proved to be less bankable than some party leaders may have anticipated.

Eight months before congressional elections, House and Senate Democratic candidates lead in nearly every important campaign fundraising category. Democratic House lawmakers appear likely to reverse their seven-cycle record of being outspent by House Republicans, according to recent finance reports.

But one cautionary note for Democrats: the last time the mean expenditure for Democratic House candidates exceeded the mean GOP expenditure was ... 1994, the year the GOP took control of the House. See data here.