The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee reported that they had their best July in history. The DSCC has raised $103.5 million more than Senate Republicans. This is a $27 million advantage over the National Republican Senatorial Committee. The Democrats have more money and zero debt.
In a statement, DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil said, “The Koch Brothers are spending millions on Republican candidates like Tom Cotton, Thom Tillis, Joni Ernst and others who would go to Washington so they can privatize Social Security, gut Medicare, and limit access to common forms of birth control. But with less than 80 days to go, Democratic candidates are fighting back thanks to the hard work and generosity of grassroots supports all across the country. We’re running smarter, better campaigns with better candidates and are in position to hold the majority.”
It is clear that the Democrats have the better candidates. The superior Democratic organization is why the race for the majority in the Senate is so close. Democrats are campaigning on an uneven playing field this year. The map is tilted towards the GOP, but Republicans have not been able to get a firm grip on the 2014 election.
John Boehner’s lawsuit and the demand for Obama impeachment are two of the main reasons why money has been flowing in for Democrats. Boehner’s lawsuit against President Obama motivated Democrats who otherwise might have dozed off until 2016 to get involved. The Republicans calls for impeachment are serving to remind Democrats of what is at stake in 2014. As Mike Huckabee said on a radio show in Iowa, President Obama can be impeached if Republicans have a majority in the Senate.
Republicans woke Democrats up. It is great that so many people are donating to help keep the Senate majority, but the real test comes in November when Democrats must go to the polls and vote.