AP summarizes the money each party (and their allied 527s) raised this year and last. 527s opposing Bush raised $266 million, those opposing Kerry raised $144 million. The DNC outraised the RNC by several million, but Bush raised a record $273 million, an all-time presidential record, while Kerry raised a Democratic record of $249 million. "Whatever the reasons John Kerry and the Democrats lost the race for the White House, lack of money wasnt one. Tax-exempt pro-Democratic groups raising big checks for this years election collected almost twice as much money as their Republican rivals in the presidential race, a study shows. The financial advantage comes in addition to record fund raising by Kerry, the unsuccessful candidate, and the Democratic Party."