Democratic fundraising surges in final campaign stretch; USAToday
Despite the tough political climate for Democrats, their party committees are raising significant amounts of campaign cash.
The campaign committee for Senate Democrats took in $15.5 million in September, party officials just announced. That exceeds what the committee raised during September 2006, the last midterm election.
The committee also had $25.6 million in cash reserves for the final stretch to Election Day.
The Senate Republican committee has not yet released its September fundraising totals.
Feingold trails in polls but out-raises challenger; The Washington Post
The Feingold campaign said Friday it has $3.5 million in the bank. Johnson's campaign says it has $2 million cash on hand.
Feingold is trailing slightly in the polls but drawing more contributions than his opponent.
Feingold reported raising $4.2 million from July 1 through Sept. 30. Johnson's campaign says he raised $3.3 million in the same period. That doesn't include $5.3 million Johnson gave his campaign from his own pocket.
Feingold may have more money, but Johnson has been spending more. A recent report says Johnson spent almost $4 million on TV ads in September and early October while Feingold spent about $3 million.
Dem has campaign cash edge in Pa. Senate race; The Washington Post
Despite being outraised, Pennsylvania's Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate headed into the final month of the campaign with slightly more cash than his Republican counterpart.Comment: One answer, the 17th Amendment failed once again to take big money out of the Senate. (If you have another answer please post it in the comments; let's build upon this discussion.) Guess what, it has ever since 1913!
The campaigns issued the information Friday, the deadline to file with the government. Republican Pat Toomey spent $6 million in the July-to-September period. His campaign raised $3.7 million and had $2.2 million left.
Democrat Joe Sestak spent $2.7 million in the period. His campaign raised about $3.3 million and had almost $2.7 million left.
Want to remove the big money and the influence that goes along with it; then let's repeal the 17th Amendment.