FOLLOWING MONEY IN 2016 PRESIDENTIAL POLITICS

Friday, December 3, 2010

FOLLOWING MONEY IN ARIZONA'S POLITICS: Final National Figures On the NRCC vs. DCCC Battle

UPDATE: I received a nice response from Steve Peoples (the Roll Call reporter) indicating that they WILL be putting the numbers into fuller context with IE groups, later today.  I'll link it here when I see it.  Thanks, Steve.

Roll Call tonight posted the final figures on the spending sprees by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee ("DCCC") and the National Republican Campaign Committee ("NRCC").  The spending figures had been about even until the last five weeks of the campaign, when the DCCC borrowed to heavily outspend their GOP counterpart.  Check here for all the figures.

What I do not understand is how the reporter can note that the NRCC/DCCC figures do not include spending by the parties' Senate campaign committees (NRSC, DSCC)  and the parties' national committees (DNC, RNC), but NOT mention the Independent Expenditure groups that poured in extra millions - especially on the GOP side.

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