Democrats, like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, are working tirelessly to cast “megadonors like the big-giving conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch into the boogeymen of 2014.” But, new numbers reveal that Democrats actually rely more on big money donors then Republicans. Politico,
“Among the groups reporting the biggest political ad spending, the 15 top Democrat-aligned committees have outraised the 15 top Republican ones $453 million to $289 million in the 2014 cycle, according to a POLITICO analysis of the most recent Federal Election Commission reports, including those filed over the weekend — which cover through the end of last month.
“The analysis shows the fundraising edge widening in August, when the Democratic groups pulled in more than twice as much as their GOP counterparts — $51 million to $21 million. That’s thanks to a spike in massive checks from increasingly energized labor unions and liberal billionaires like Tom Steyer and Fred Eychaner.”