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Oct 23, 2014 6:41 PM

Donors give national GOP $8.1M in early October

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance reports filed Thursday.

The Democratic National Committee faced the same midnight deadline to disclose how much cash it had raised and spent between Oct. 1 and Oct. 15. The federal reports were the last ones voters could see before Election Day on Nov. 4.

The RNC sent $4 million to the campaign committee tasked with Senate races and $1 million to its political arm focused on House races. In total, it sent more than $16 million out of its doors, including $10 million to allies such as state parties.

The RNC's total spending since January 2013 is almost $170 million.

Through Sept. 30, the DNC had raised $143 million and had spent $136 million.

Heading into October, the RNC had outraised the DNC in 12 of past 21 months. This year, though, the DNC had bested the RNC in six of nine months.


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