Democrat Senate Committee Outraises GOP

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    Feb 19, 2014 4:14 PM GMT
    From a NYT article on FEB. 19, 2014, the Democrats' committee trying to keep the party's majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counterpart.

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday it raised almost $6.6 million in the first month of 2014. The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $4.6 million during the same time.

    Democrats have $15 million banked and have paid down $1.25 million of the debt it posted at the end of 2013. The committee still has $2.5 million in red ink.

    Republicans have $10 million in hand and no debt.

    Thirty-five Senate seats are up this year, and Democrats will be defending 21 of them. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to wrest the Senate from Democrats' control.

    http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2014/02/19/us/politics/ap-us-political-money-senate.html?hp
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    Feb 19, 2014 5:59 PM GMT
    I thought all the money naturally flowed to republicans??
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:44 PM GMT
    I am not sure this accounting included the money flowing to the GOP rebels.
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    Feb 19, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    While I really hope the Dems maintain or gain, it makes me so sad and angry to see more and more money poured into our politics, to the detriment of democracy. I wonder if anything can, or will, be done to level the playing field?
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    Feb 19, 2014 7:44 PM GMT
    Are you saying something should be done to get the republicans more money?