Republican candidates have pulled ahead in the race for campaign cash, registering big hauls in the final weeks and months before Election Day. Though the Democratic congressional campaign arms are outpacing their GOP counterparts in the fundraising race, individual GOP candidates are consistently attracting the most money.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee said Democrats are effectively on defense in the key races on the Senate map. “The continued energy and enthusiasm on the Republican side, coupled with our strong financial resources, puts Senate Republicans in a very strong position as we move toward Election Day,” NRSC Director Rob Jesmer said. But in the governors’ races, the umbrella Republican campaign group is crushing its Democratic counterpart. The Republican Governors Association reported a $31 million fundraising total in the third quarter — that’s compared with $10 million for the Democratic Governors Association, a number the group touted as a record breaker. Where Republicans are leading, Democrats have questioned their fundraising sources.