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Senate Democrats Extend Financial Edge Over GOP Opponents

Senate Democrats continued to run up the score financially against their Republican counterparts last month, paying down debt and padding their better than 2-to-1 cash advantage.

According to preliminary numbers obtained by Roll Call, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee took in $4.79 million during February and ended the month with $32.8 million in the bank.

The DSCC also closed out its February books with $500,000 outstanding, half its reported debt in January, spending $2.46 million overall, according to campaign finance records.

For Senate Democrats, February’s cash take is a better than 20 percent increase from the previous month, when the DSCC raised roughly $3.95 million.

GOP fundraising also perked up last month. The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.94 million in February, a roughly 11 percent increase from the GOP’s $3.54 million total in January.

The NRSC closed out February with no debt and $15.29 million in cash on hand.

— Matthew Murray

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