It ain’t easy bein’ cheesy. Here are the October fundraising numbers for the six major party committees (September numbers are here):
It’s not yet known how much the DNC spent last month (UPDATE: Now it is – see chart), but it had to have been a hefty amount; note that, despite their strong $11.5M month, the committee’s cash-on-hand actually dipped by about $2.5M over September, and that their corresponding debt was only lowered by about $600K. (UPDATE: Here’s something I forgot to take note of: this is the first time, all year, that the DNC has had more cash-on-hand than the RNC. Nice.)
As for the NRCC, fundraising continues to be their weak link. Despite having the wind at their backs in terms of the national climate, the committee only has $4M in the bank. Compare that to money the DCCC had in their coffers in November 2005 ($10.7M) and November 2007 ($29M). House Republicans who aspire to take back the Speaker’s gavel next year have reason to be concerned with such a sluggish pace.