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Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show [Where's Priebus?]
Guardian (UK)R ^ | July 16, 2014 | Dan Roberts

Posted on 07/16/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT by Steelfish

Democrats Far Outspending Republicans in 10 key Senate races, Figures Show Guardian analysis reveals surge of money into battleground states, with vulnerable Democrats raising cash at record rates

Dan Roberts in Washington 16 July 2014 13.11 EDT

Alison Grimes, pictured here with Elizabeth Warren, is raising cash at a quicker pace than her rival, Mitch McConnell.

Democratic donors are outspending Republicans by more than 50% in the closest-fought Senate races, according to a Guardian analysis of the latest campaign finance disclosures that reveal a surge of money flooding into key battleground states.

More than $42m has been raised so far this year by Democratic campaigns in just 10 states that are seen as crucial in determining whether the party holds on to control of the Senate in November's midterm elections.

And although a number of more liberal senators are currently pushing for a constitutional amendment that would somewhat curb the growing dominance of money over US politics, disclosures filed this week with the Federal Election Commission show the party is nevertheless out performing Republicans by a clear margin – in direct contributions and early estimates of spending by outside groups.

In particular, vulnerable Democratic incumbents such as senators Kay Hagan in North Carolina, Mark Begich in Alaska and Mary Landrieu in Louisiana are raising money at personal record rates, up by an average of 58% compared with the same period last time they ran for election.

But the top performing candidate in the 10 races assessed by the Guardian was Kentucky Democratic challenger Alison Grimes, who out-raised her opponent, the famously well-funded Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell, with a haul of $4m in the second quarter of 2014 and is fast narrowing his longer-term funding advantage.

(Excerpt) Read more at theguardian.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2014midterm; 2014midterms

1 posted on 07/16/2014 5:03:13 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

To be fair, the EXEMPT GOP uses the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
to attack .... conservatives and their families.


2 posted on 07/16/2014 5:04:40 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Diogenesis

What does that mean?


3 posted on 07/16/2014 5:07:42 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: Steelfish

While we snark at Obama’s weekly fundraising junkets, the reality is that he is raising a sh!tload of money from Hollyweird and crony capitalist progressive billionaires.

We may have enthusiasm on our side but the Dems will have a lot of purchased campaign firepower.


4 posted on 07/16/2014 5:08:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Steelfish

The GOP is using it’s money to defeat Tea party challengers. They aren’t concerned where the senate races are safely democrat.


5 posted on 07/16/2014 5:13:30 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Steelfish

And in the REAL election- the IMPORTANT one (for the House)...

http://atr.rollcall.com/house-democrats-bank-on-fundraising-in-2014/?dcz=
“On average, Democrats in competitive House races have more than one-third more in the bank than their Republican opponents, according to a CQ Roll Call tabulation of the most recent fundraising reports due Tuesday to the Federal Election Commission. Across 59 House races considered remotely competitive by CQ Roll Call, Democratic candidates and incumbents had, on average, $955,000 in the bank, while Republicans had an average of $667,000 “

More bad news.


6 posted on 07/16/2014 5:24:36 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Steelfish
The Republican establishment attacks conservatives and then refuses to support Republican nominees when the run against Democrats.

Gov Brownback in Kansas is one example Ken Cuccinelli in Virginia is another.

7 posted on 07/16/2014 5:27:53 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

-— The Republican establishment attacks conservatives and then refuses to support Republican nominees when the run against Democrats. -—

At least this battle is out in the open now, for the first time in my life.


8 posted on 07/16/2014 5:33:11 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Steelfish

I will not send a dime to the RNC.


9 posted on 07/16/2014 5:34:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Steelfish
This is clueless Brits take on the process.

The LEGAL American electorate is pissed off big time, and HUSSEIN BARAKA isn't on the ballot.

Black and white Americans are not cool with the invasion.

Money is not an issue at this time.

10 posted on 07/16/2014 5:41:06 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: kabar

GOPe is on cruise control and getting out worked by the Dems. We’ve seen this movie before. It doesn’t have a good ending.


11 posted on 07/16/2014 5:43:42 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Steelfish

It sucks when find out that you need conservative dollars after you p*ss them off.


12 posted on 07/16/2014 5:45:03 PM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Steelfish

“Rinse” Priebus down the drain, please, along with all the other GOPers!


13 posted on 07/16/2014 5:51:03 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Steelfish

I no longer care what happens in November. After the backstabbing crap the GOPe pulled in MS, I no longer have a dog in the fight.


14 posted on 07/16/2014 6:02:00 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: Steelfish; mrsmith; lodi90; nascarnation
How soon all the handwringers forget ....

Democrats Retain Edge in Campaign Spending (October 26, 2010)

And we all saw where that got them didn't we?

FReegards!

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15 posted on 07/16/2014 6:04:57 PM PDT by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: Rome2000

“The LEGAL American electorate is pissed off big time, and HUSSEIN BARAKA isn’t on the ballot.”

This is true. I was manning a booth at the local county fair & the Health Department guy stopped by to make sure we had all our permits & what-not (booth run by the local GOP). Without any prompting he said, “You guys will do fine in the elections. People have had enough. I’m a Democrat & I’VE had enough!”

It was nice to hear, as we are in a really blue town in OR.


16 posted on 07/16/2014 6:07:18 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Steelfish

Being frugal with the money? Not getting any from me.


17 posted on 07/16/2014 6:16:22 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: Fungi

It means the GOP blew all their money trying to defeat Tea Party challengers in the primaries. They’d rather lose to the Democrats than to the Tea Party.


18 posted on 07/16/2014 6:22:16 PM PDT by kevao (Biblical Jesus: Give your money to the poor. Socialist Jesus: Give your neighbor's money to the poor)
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To: Agamemnon

True, money isn’t everything. Some times even elections are driven by issues.

And, being an intelligent person, it’d be fine with me if a very few RINO House members lost. The Dems would do the country a favor by increasing the proportion of conservatives in the Republican House Majority caucus.


19 posted on 07/16/2014 6:29:14 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: kevao

Thank you. Par for the course for the Rinos.


20 posted on 07/16/2014 7:08:54 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: lodi90

Disagree. I am getting a ton of solicitations. The schism in the GOP is impacting fundraising. The GOPe is trying to destroy the Tea Party. And the episode in MS using the race card against McDaniel is lower than low. I can tell you that many of my conservative friends have vowed like I have not to give a dime to the RNC. I have had it.


21 posted on 07/16/2014 9:44:36 PM PDT by kabar
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