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August 30, 2014

RNC and DNC Report Deficit Spending During October

Both the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee spent more than they raised during October.

The Republican National Committee reported it had receipts of $7,137,138 and expenditures of $9,284,727 in October, leaving $9,096,241 cash on hand as of 10/31. The committee received $3,175,946 from contributors giving $200 or less. Itemized contributions from Texas totaled $464,312.

The committee spent $1.7 million on mail production services; $1.3 million on postage; $1.2 million on telemarketing; and $814,168 on payroll; among other expenditures. The committee transferred $766,960 to state party committees, including $276,200 to the Republican Party of Virginia. The committee transferred $490,729 to local party committees and local candidates. The committee paid $155,931 to the Bopp Law Firm.

Major donors included Richard Wilkey (CEO, Fisher Barton Inc., WI) $32,600; Herb Kohler (chairman, Kohler Co., WI) $32,400; Theodore Olson (lawyer, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, VA) $32,400; Julian Robertson (Tiger Management, NY) $32,400; Susan Wilkey (none listed, WI) $32,400; Natalie Black (lawyer, Kohler Co., WI) $32,400; Richard Jackson (CEO, Jackson Healthcare, GA) $32,400; and Lawrence Garatoni (CEO, Health Quest, IN) $32,400; among others.

The Democratic National Committee reported it had receipts of $7,256,273 and expenditures of $8,507,287 in October, leaving $4,254,455 cash on hand as of 10/31, and $16,009,870 in debt. The committee raised $3,407,045 from contributors giving $200 or less. Itemized contributors from California gave $766,362.

The committee repaid the Amalgamated Bank of New York $400,000 on its outstanding loans. The committee spent $1.6 million on direct mail; $735,272 on telemarketing; $568,203 on data services; $484,631 on salaries; and $376,695 on polling expenses. The committee transferred $1,626,061 to state party committees, including $800,757 to the Virginia Democratic Party. The committee paid the law firm of Perkins Coie $112,106. The committee refunded $397,502 to individuals.

Major donors were Andrew Beck (D.E. Shaw & Co., NY) $64,800; Miriam Kobliner (homemaker, NY) $64,800; Bob Stiler (Green Mountain Coffee, VT) $32,500; Cedomir Crnkovic (D.E. Shaw & Co., NY) $32,400; Kenneth Kobliner (periodontist, NY) $32,400; Perry Kobliner (NYC Dept of Education, NY) $32,400; Harold Kobliner (retired, NY) $32,400; Shirley Kobliner (retired, NY) $32,400; Kevin Xu (student, FL) $32,400; among others.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • Benjamin Dover

    In this video, we find the least popular Congressional leader – Harry Reid – callously brushing off the serious concerns of DC Mayor Vincent Gray: http://youtu.be/p0ZDyH020gA?t=20s

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