THE MONEY WARS
“Just 78 days from the first ballots being available in the 2018 midterms, and the Democratic Party still finds itself in embarrassingly bad financial shape,” says Michael Ahrens, a communications guru for the Republican National Committee.
“Accounting for debt, the RNC’s war chest heading into the midterms is over 15 times that of the Democratic National Committee. Republicans have raised more money at this point in a midterm elections cycle than any party committee — ever,” Mr. Ahrens notes.
The GOP has just under $200 million in their war chest, has 500 paid campaign staffers in 27 states as the clock ticks toward Election Day and is committed on dropping $250 million to “defend our majorities,” Mr. Ahrens says.
The DNC has $101 million in the till. But wait, let’s be fair. In the really big picture, the combined amount of funds raised by the RNC, the National Republican Senate Committee and National Republican Congressional Committee is $390 million. The combined funds of the DNC, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is $344 million.