Senate Dems: Not As Rich As Advertised

Senate Democrats trumpeted their fundraising prowess last week after the first six months of 2011 on paper at least appeared to be doing well fundraising-wise, including raising more than $1 million in the first six months.

But Republicans today are pointing reporters to the complete filing, which shows direct contributions of only $694,395.

Meanwhile, more than $100,000 was transfered from Senate Democrats, including a $90,715 transfer from ex-Sen. Brian Foley – a fairly standard operating procedure in the campaign-finance world.

But with loan payments and expenses totaling $888,187, the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee has only $36,799 in the bank.


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