Both par­ties ex­pe­ri­enc­ing short­falls in fundrais­ing

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Frus­trated, tight­fisted vot­ers have left both the Demo­cratic and Repub­li­can se­na­to­rial cam­paign com­mit­tees with less money in their pock­ets as the midterm elec­tions loom.

The Demo­cratic Se­na­to­rial Cam­paign Com­mit­tee and the Na­tional Repub­li­can Se­na­to­rial Com­mit­tee are both go­ing into 2014 with less cash on hand than they had go­ing into 2012, ac­cord­ing to a Po­lit­i­cal Moneyline blog post.

The DSCC is head­ing into 2014 with $11.1 mil­lion cash on hand, but with $6.25 mil­lion in debts com­pared to the $12.2 mil­lion cash on hand and zero debts party of­fi­cials re­ported in 2012.

On the other side of the cham­ber, the NRSC now has $5 mil­lion cash on hand but no debts, while in 2012 the cam­paign com­mit­tee had more than twice as much with $11.5 mil­lion cash on hand and still no debts. Supreme Court to over­turn a lower court’s rul­ing against state laws de­signed to buck fed­eral gun rules.

Ear­lier this year, the 9th U.S. Cir­cuit Court of Ap­peals up­held a dis­trict judge’s de­ci­sion against the 2009 Mon­tana Firearms Free­dom Act. The mea­sure has since been passed in other pro-gun states. The laws at­tempt to de­clare that fed­eral firearms reg­u­la­tions don’t ap­ply to guns kept in the state where they were man­u­fac­tured.

The Jus­tice Depart­ment has ar­gued suc­cess­fully that the courts al­ready have de­cided Congress can use its power to reg­u­late in­ter­state com­merce.

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