Friday, July 21, 2006

Ken Lay Would Have Been Proud

Remember that huge fundraiser the republican party threw last month. The Washington Post heralded it as the largest fundraiser ever, netting $15 million for the NRCC and $12 million for the NRSC. Well, both organizations have now filed their campaign finance reports and for the entire month of June they only netted $9.5 million and $4.8 million respectively.

That is quite a bit lower than what they claimed they received from that one single event. At the time Jim McCrery (R-La.), House chair for the event said, "I think this dinner is going to reestablish the cash advantage . . . that we've historically had." That didn't happen either, the DSCC now has $38 million cash on hand to the NRSC's $19.9 million. The RNCC has a marginal $1.7 million advantage over the DCCC.

Looks like there must have been a lot of seat fillers at that event, did anyone see Kramer?

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