For the fundraising quarter that ended on March 31, the DNC raised $29.9 million.
The RNC raised $29.6 million during that quarter, but chairman Michael Steele faced criticism in recent weeks for what some considered lavish spending. Steele's top aide and advisers departed the RNC after spending reports last month showed the committee made reimbursements for bills at a sex-themed night club, for ice wine and costly private travel for Steele.
March's reports also show the Democrats' House campaign raised almost $9.8 million to the Republicans' House committee's $8 million. However, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has $26 million in the bank to its GOP peer's $10 million — the largest difference between the committees that will help targeted races in November.
From the cash and money raised report to the FEC this quarter, it appears again that Republicans are inately bigger spenders than democrats. This is contrary to rhetoric but is confirmed by what each actually does not what they say.
The 8 years of Clinton compared to 8 years of Bush also showed a democratic President lowering spending, balancing the budget and obtaining a surplus for three years compared to the Republican one that blew that surplus, passed go, and then turned to severe yearly deficits and also grew government. And all supported by 6 full years of Republican control of all the chambers. This analysis is of course comparison of a long enough period (not only a short recession period where revenues crater and spending might be necessary to alleviate the contraction from the private sector or avert depression). Part 2 evidence coming up shortly.