Fired Up and Ready To Vote: Democrats Crush Republicans With Historic Fundraising Haul

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All of those annoying emails demanding money are working. Democrats outraised Republicans again, and set yet another record doing so.

The Democrats keep making fundraising history and they’ve done it again. In September, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) made history by raising $16 million, which outraised the Republicans (NRSC) by more than half a million.

Overall, the Democrats have raised $29 million more than the NRSC, with a total for the cycle of $127.1 million.

Democrats came armed to 2014, initiating Operation “Bannock Street project” to protect the Senate from a Republican takeover. Bannock Street project operates in 10 states, includes a $60 million investment and requires more than 4,000 paid staff members,” according to the New York Times.

The BannocK Street Project is a ground game modeled after the Obama campaign’s ground game. It’s data-driven and relies on passionate activists registering voters and knocking on doors. The DSCC reports that it invested heavily in the Bannock Street Project in September, in addition to multi-million dollar ad buys in key states, but still ended the month with $14.2 million on hand.

The DSCC also reports it has… drum roll please for the fiscal conservatives in the house… “zero in operations debt.”

Democrats have shocked the media by pulling ahead in a few Senate races that were considered a foregone conclusion as part of the Republican wave, and Republicans are having to invest and defend in red states they thought they had locked up, as they abandon their flailing Republican Senate candidate in Michigan.

Democrats know that even as they outraise Republicans in small donations from actual people, Republicans hold a huge cash advantage from the dark money Super PACs that are now legal. The Koch brothers and Karl Rove will be trying to buy this election as they tried to do in 2010 and 2012 through their various dark money groups.

But the Democrats are focused on the ground game, where actual voters reside. And they are outraising Republicans because of it.

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18 Replies to “Fired Up and Ready To Vote: Democrats Crush Republicans With Historic Fundraising Haul”

  1. This is horrible for the republicans. You can almost guarantee that every single one of those donors who donated to the Democrats will be at the polls voting. Republicans won’t win control of the Senate, and in my opinion will lose the House as well. There will be a wave election next month. A Democratic wave.

  2. I truly hope that more money translates to more votes for Democratic politicians. This country can not take much more of these TBagger attempts to destroy this great country.

  3. OK, so if the fundraising is so robust, how does that jibe with media reports that Democratic voters will stay home on election day?

    Corporate media wouldn’t lie to us, would they?

  4. Democrats and Independents (Democrat leaning) are of course FIRED UP! With the Republicans constantly behaving badly, who needs them to be in control? No one, except the gullible Republican base who gets punished just the same, but prefer that their “punishment” come from a Republican. The saying: Cutting off their nose to spite their faces, applies well to Republican voters. Republicans offer them no progress, they say: Thank you very much. Republicans say I will give the “Job creators” more tax cuts. The blind Republican base says: Go ahead. Republicans threaten to shut down the government again: The dumb Republican base says: Do it! Yeah! Republicans say: Lets go kick some ISIS with our Boots on the Ground (Americans sent to be slaughtered again) Republican warmongering, chest thumpers say: Yeah! Let’s do it, let’s show them who’s badder. On and on with disgusting clarity, Republicans seem to keep their base Pregnant and barefoot, without any say so.

  5. They need to send some of those $$$ to South Dakota. Looks like we may pick up a House seat that was unexpected. Joni Ernst is hurting now, her opponent could use a boost I’m sure.

  6. And don’t forget to limit the unemployment benefits for those ousted .. Repuds really hate it when Dems use similar tactics ..

  7. Firedoglake has an item about the missing billions that Bushco shipped to Iraq on pallets, never to be heard of again and with no accounting. They have a tale about how is not in bank accounts but held by shady people in a bunker.

    My thoughts – is it being used to fund ISIS?

  8. Forget what the Media says.

    Those donations prove that there are a LOT
    of folks that are ready to VOTE.

    Make sure that you DRAG at least 1 more friend with you when you go to VOTE.

    Just Imagine what would happen if EVERYONE did that.

    VOTE like your LIFE depends on It.
    Because it Does.

  9. Just to clarify — as far as I’m informed, Joni Ernst is a candidate in the neighboring state (my home state of) Iowa. But I think Weiland is in SD (?) and doing relatively well, thanks to his signature song. :-)

    GOOD LUCK in SD too!!

    PS: This expat’s ballot is already winging its way home — there’s no reason not to vote! It’s a privilege they’d kill for it places like Afghanistan, Syria and China!

  10. We have to remember WHO owns the major media and what their political bias tends to be.

    Time was, the NEWS was required by law to be neutral and non-partisan. Those who don’t know that real journalists like Edward R. Murrow ever existed believe that this “infotainment” b.s. is the way things have always been.

    That’s something else that the rightwing has had changed to its advantage and a situation that We the REAL People of the United States have to rectify.

  11. We have to remember WHO owns the major media and what their political bias tends to be.

    Time was, the NEWS was required by law to be neutral and non-partisan. Those who don’t know that real journalists like Edward R. Murrow ever existed believe that this “infotainment” b.s. is the way things have always been.

    That’s something else that the rightwing has had changed to its advantage and a situation that We the REAL People of the United States have to rectify.

  12. The Silent majority will come out and VOTE! Inspite of all the obstacles the Republicans set up. Republicans have boxed themselves into a corner with their threats of Voter suppression and other means they have set up to prevent a wave of Democratic voters from coming out, which is a sign their candidates will lose (with the help of some Independents and
    “Blue dog” Republicans)

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