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Senators Barack Obama and John McCain's fight for the White House isn't the only battleground between Democrats and Republicans this year some pivotal elections are taking place at the congressional level.
As well in fundraising milestones are just being broken on a presidential level.
In the month of may alone the democratic can -- and congressional and senatorial campaign committee.
Raised twelve million dollars edging out.
Almost ten million raised by their of their Republican counterparts.
Joining us this morning now are Republican strategist and Fox News political analyst Angela -- allowing.
I debt and -- shown a democratic strategist thank you for joining us.
Well -- -- thoughts are with you -- between all that presidential campaign fund raising we've heard a lot of talk about records being broken.
What's going on -- with congressional Democrats are they having similar luck here.
They are indeed the congressional committee has raised six or seven times what the Republican committee has raised me it's democratic senate committee twice as much as the Republicans given the advantage that the Democrats have going into this election.
Spells good news for the Democrats having.
And what about the Republicans -- you know in May be RNC raised twenty million dollars more than the DNC.
But still -- to -- east trailing in terms of their fund raising what are your thoughts what's happening in Republican efforts.
Well you have to look at the numbers and dad I know that -- do well in dealing with the numbers.
That in recent months now we at the presidential house -- at dinner.
Where senators and Democrats to -- senators and congressional members.
Race thirteen million dollars so if you look at Republicans and you add about lap down we still have my my -- you guys.
Dealing with the campaign caucuses.
And also we need to -- dinner.
People all personal fund raisers forth candidates in their states so I think right now it's a little -- -- only for the Democrats to say.
That they have more money.
Then the Republicans look at -- -- -- numbers that we've seen.
But the FCC is laid back in March oh what's the cutoff line -- at what point do you say I mean you know we know it's too -- -- it's too -- we're not that far away from -- -- growth.
-- what to look at is cash on hand in the kitchen and hand to the two senate and congressional committees are exactly what I suggested they are in those right that the Republican National Committee the umbrella group has done better than the DNC.
But I look at the money that's gonna be spent directly on elections and that puts us on a strong position.
Let's let -- -- -- hat if they've F I can't go and look at also dad.
Yes you have 520 seven's like the NFL's Seattle like move on -- -- Republicans do need to get their act together dealing with the 520 -- that at.
You can -- issue accidents in a twelve race.
Or congressional race that -- take a candidate out so we have to look at all of those things together.
Not just fun raising.
You making that point is -- do some role playing if you will some hypothetical here -- what OK so Obama has raised over 280 million bucks.
McCain is raised over a 110 million -- what's the political land cut -- gonna look like let's fast forward to November let's imagine that Obama we're gonna only -- -- -- for the record written flip it over to McCain as well.
What so what's -- landscape gonna look like if Obama wins.
Well I think the landscape is going to look like.
Democrats have been close to sixty seats in the senate probably won't quite get there but pretty close and pick and another fifteen or twenty seats in the house -- that -- most likely to happen.
A strong democratic majority in -- three.
Branches of government with substantial fundraising advantages.
And love what I -- from what I've got what if it comes to the way the Republicans this November what is it what's -- political landscape gonna look like.
That this is gonna blow your mind okay.
-- win McCain wins is going to be the independent vote that's benefit in the end there.
If that is the case.
You will see -- Democrat.
Led house instead it and a McCain presidency now.
If all -- -- and the Democrats win the house and the -- In 2000 -- and it'll be again like 1994.
The Republicans will take I don't think that the American people want Democrats.
All Republicans -- -- the White House and in the house isn't but you are leaving the door open a possibility Angela that is saying that and that and that and that does blow my mind I have to tell you.
I want I don't know I -- I ask you I would ask you both what.
Races you're looking at this at this election season -- while we -- the well I think the most likely democratic pickup is in the state of Virginia where.
Former governor Mark Warner is the odds on favorite to beat.
Former governor Jim Gilmore massive fund raising advantage thirty point -- lead.
And I think it'll be a democratic pick up the other what I'm looking at -- Colorado where Mark Udall has us solid financial and political lead.
Over Bob -- so -- likely pick ups there.
And that's on the way to -- -- thinking -- 45 seats.
In the senate.
RE two high profile demery sits there and left I know you're looking at Alaska tell us why are looking at the Alaskan race over there.
Was ahead of the Appropriations Committee and the Democrats to twelve hour and now he's ranking member.
Ted Stevens has had a lot of scandal followed him dealing with FBI animal and I -- I.
But alas does not -- I believe that he is going to win reelection -- but I'm watching that race closely.
Another race and I'm watching is normal Coleman.
And Al Franken.
Right now Al Franken has about one million dollars more.
Then -- Coleman but the Republican -- I heart.
That state but as I cannot imagine senator Al Franken boy -- have Nancy Pelosi.
And Harry Reid now Al Franken I think norm norm -- gonna take that -- I wanted to ask you both.
Who the party of the president who gets elected this November do you see -- trickle effect in congress who does that who does one affect the other.
Yes I think it does because there's such a desire for change.
There's such a sense that country's headed in the wrong direction people in a presidential -- tend to blame the incumbent president and that's why I think we're gonna -- democratic sweep.
And LSD I I you have opened the door you've made a you may open it a possibility.
That there we could see bipartisanship.
Between the White House and congress -- what's your -- you stand behind it.
The reason why I say that is it takes more it then the White House to make things happen.
Congress has to do his job -- you and right now.
Bush's approval ratings are very well the congressional approval ratings of very low -- biggest strategist by the Republican Party.
I would go out and talk about what Nancy Pelosi promised.
What Harry Reid promised and what they haven't done and the partisan politics that they've played.
I think McCain we'll take the White House but it if you look -- -- bomber.
He's bashing McCain's policies.
But he's not coming out we really any good policies in south.
All right thank you very much Angela and -- we have a little bit of politics for breakfast -- -- that money thank.
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