Cornyn Loses Third Straight Fundraising Quarter as NRSC Chair

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Our junior senator is at it again, doing his very best to help Democratic senatorial candidates in 2010. John Cornyn, of course, serves as Chairman of the NRSC, the organization tasked with trying to not lose more Senate seats for the Republicans. But hey, until Bill White can officially get in the race, at least Texas Democrats can take pride in Cornyn's efforts to help our team.

With numbers from The Hill, here's a handy chart:

Senate Campaign Committee Fundraising for Q3
Democrats Republicans Advantage:
Q3 Total Raised: $10.2 $8.6M Democrats!
Raised in September alone: $5.9M $3.2M Democrats!
Year-to-Date: $33.3M $29.7M Democrats!
Cash On Hand: $10.3 $5.2M Democrats!

This is the third straight quarter in which the DSCC has trounced the NRSC in fundraising. Not a good sign for the NRSC, which has a raft of Swing-State seats to defend this cycle, including New Hampshire, Florida, Missouri, and Ohio. Meanwhile, the NRSC seems content to just take shots at Bill White for his successful fundraising quarter.

The DSCC also notes that this quarterly haul is higher than their take in 2005 Q3, the last midterm election cycle. In that election, Democrats picked up 6 seats and regained control of the Senate. And while conventional wisdom favors the minority political party in midterm election cycles, I'm glad to see John Cornyn doing all he can to turn that wisdom on its head.

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Katherine Haenschen

Katherine Haenschen is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas, where she studies political participation on digital media. She previously managed successful candidate, issue, voter registration, and GOTV campaigns in Central Texas. She is also a fan of UCONN women's basketball and breakfast tacos.

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