10-09-2012 | capitaltonight.com
Not surprisingly, the Senate Republicans have a combined fundraising advantage over their Democratic counterparts, according an analysis by the numbers wizard Bill Mahoney at the New York Public Interest Research Group.
The tabulation shows the combined strength of the Senate GOP is, well, pretty strong.
The Republicans have a grand total of $18.4 million in their various committees that reported in the 32-day pre-general election filing period. And that doesn’t include their housekeeping committee, which isn’t required to report until mid-January.
That committee recently received a $1 million donation from Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (In other words, the GOP kitty is probably a good deal fatter than what the current filings show).
The Senate Democrats, meanwhile, have a combined $3.4 million in cash - including $465,698 held by retired lawmakers.