Transcript for By the Numbers: Democrats lead fundraising race
We just fifteen days until Election Day the battle for control over Washington may very well be decided by the battle for campaign contributions and the latest fund raising numbers showed Democrats with a commanding lead. Let's take a look by the numbers. In the race for the White House Joseph Biden in the DNC raised 383. Million dollars in September while the charm campaign an RNC raised 248 million. That's translating into a big advantage on the airwaves are providing campaign and pro abiding groups. Preserving more than 141. Million dollars worth of television commercial air time for the final two weeks that's. Double the seventy point eight million for the trump campaign in pro transcripts. And since September the biting campaign has spent 110 million dollars on the airing just the battleground states of Pennsylvania Michigan and Wisconsin. Compared to just 31 million dollars a chunk campaign. Meanwhile in the battle for the top senate races Democrats have raised twice as much as Republicans bringing in 363. Million dollars in the last quarter compared to 143 million for Republicans. South Carolina democratic candidate Jaime Harrison raised a record shattering 57 million dollars in that time period the most ever. In a senate race and twice as much as incumbent senator Lindsey Graham and act blew the main platform for democratic donations and that they process one and a half billion dollars in contributions of the last quarter. Nearly equal to what the site raised during the entire 2018 mid term election year according to the site the average contribution. It was 47 dollars now of course raising money does not guarantee a win on Election Day. But it does put Democrats in a strong position in the final two weeks.
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