When the Wall Street Journal publishes an article acknowledging that in this campaign cycle the Democrats are spending more conservatively than the Republicans, you have to take notice. They've provided a handy chart telling the sotry. But the lead story is that the Democrats apparently are closing gap that until recently had them lagging behind the republicans in congressional fundraising.
According to figures released yesterday, both the House and the Senate Democratic campaign committees raised more in September than the Republican National Committee, the party's fund-raising powerhouse.
House Democrats were the top money raisers, collecting $14.4 million, much of it through donations from incumbent members who aren't facing tough re-elections. Senate Democrats raised $13.6 million, through a mix of incumbent giving and a surge of individual donations. Committee Chairman Charles Schumer (D., N.Y.) said the committee received $900,000 in direct-mail checks in a single day. (source: WSJ)
WSJ Republicans' Cash Advantage Ebbs as Vote Nears by Jeanne Cummings 10/20/06