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National Party Committees Report May Financial Figures

The two major national party committees and the four Congressional campaign committees had healthy fundraising efforts during May, leaving them with substantial war chests for the upcoming elections.  

The Democratic National Committee (DNC)  reported  receipts of $8,785,383 and disbursements of $8,777,135, leaving $7,939,858 cash on hand on May 31st. The committee has debts of $4,909,240. During May the committee made a loan repayment of $1,875,000.  

Electronic Filing for Senators Moves Forward
DNC Chips Away at Debt, NRCC Has Receipts Chipped Away

The two major national political party committees reported similar fundraising receipts during April, but the House Republican committee reported lower fundraising results than the Democrats.  

The Democratic National Committee  (DNC) reported  receipts of $9.3 million and disbursements of $11.2 million during April, leaving $7.9 million cash on hand as of April 30th, with $8.7 in outstanding debts. Small contributions from persons giving $200 or less accounted for $4.5 million of the receipts. California itemized donors provided $1.1 million. The committee repaid $3,750,000 on a loan from Amalgamated Bank of New York. They repaid $1,875,000 on April 1st and April 30th.  

ActBlue Receipts Jump In March

A Democratic fundraising committee had a big jump in receipts during March, enabling it to funnel almost $17 million to candidates and committees.  

ActBlue , a fundraising operation that primarily receives earmarked contributions for specific candidates, reported  receipts of $15,451,490 and disbursements of $17,030,874 during March, leaving $8,591,996 cash on hand. March was the biggest fundraising period since the 2012 pre-election period. During February 2014, the committee had receipts of $8.6 million.  

Democratic Governors Association Raises $11.7 Million

The Democratic Governors Association  reported  raising $11,722,581 and spending $6,753,330 during the first quarter of the year.  

Major individual donors included John P. Anderson (retired, AZ) $100,000; and Dennis Washington (founder, Washington Corporations, WA) $100,000.  

PAC, Founded by Scott Brown, Moves Money to New Hampshire

Funds from a political action committee founded by former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass.,  were given in March to eighteen party committees in New Hampshire, where Brown is now a U.S. Senate candidate.  

The PAC reported it contributed $29,000 in March, mostly on March 13th, to 18 local party committees in New Hampshire. The expenditures were marked as "nonfederal contribution." The committee also gave $10,000 on March 26th to Brown's then exploratory committee, New Hampshire for Scott Brown. The committee also gave $5,000 on February 24th and $5,000 on March 11th to the New Hampshire Republican State Committee.