Bankrolled

Dems Topple GOP in Fundraising

Opposing health-care may have helped some Republicans' popularity, but it hasn't fattened their wallets, according to The Washington Post. With midterm elections eight months away, GOP candidates trail Democrats in nearly every important category of fundraising, the paper reports. For the first time in seven election cycles, Democrats are poised to outspend Republicans, who are battling a scandal over party funds spent at a Hollywood bondage club that's led groups including Family Council to boycott. "There’s been a real kickup of wind in Democratic Party sails," said Hillary Clinton’s former finance director. A number of variables could shift the advantage in either direction, though, including the recent lift on donation limits for corporations or unions, which many predicted would skew corporate donations toward Republican candidates.