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Thursday, September 24, 2009

70,000 first-time donors for GOP

The Democrats in the House and Senate as well as Barack Obama's policies are starting to worry people as a tide of first time donors start donating to the GOP. The trend usually shows the party in power collecting more monites from donations, but that trend has turned in favor of the GOP.

USA Today reports:

Brian Walsh, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said the committee has attracted more than 70,000 first-time donors this year as voters grew alarmed by President Obama's policies. "There are a lot of independents who may have voted for Obama who are now saying, 'This type of big government spending is not what we signed up for,' " he said.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) also had a fundraising bump in August, bringing in $1 million more than the Democratic National Committee. Only the House Democratic committee outraised the Republicans in August — by $200,000.

For the year, the three GOP committees have $28.3 million in available funds after expenses and debts — about $8 million more than the Democrats.

RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said the health-care debate that played out in town-hall meetings in August boosted fundraising. In the first three weeks in August, for example, the party averaged 2,000 donations a day from new donors, she said.

I believe this is what they call buyer's remorse. They are not getting the change they thought they were getting with Barack Obama, instead they are seeing more of the same Tax and Spend type of government that the Democrats have always been known to be.

This isn't good news for Democrats that are already declaring their fears of losing double digit seats in 2010.