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The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee in the month of October, according to disclosures from both parties.The DCCC will report raising $3.8 million last month, compared with $3.4 million for the NRCC. That’s about same amount both committees pulled in at this same point in the 2008 cycle, despite the fact that the economy has soured significantly since then.However, like the NRCC, the DCCC spent more than it took in — $4 million total in disbursements. A big chunk of that went to the hotly contested special election to replace former Rep. John McHugh (R) in New York’s 23rd district. The DCCC reported spending $1.1 million in independent expenditures on the race, which now-Rep. Bill Owens (D) narrowly won.The NRCC spent almost $900,000 in independent expenditures for the special election during last month, including $655,000 against Owens. The GOP nominee, Dede Scozzafava, dropped out of the race the weekend before the election.The DCCC still has more than three times the cash on hand as the NRCC, with $14.5 million in the bank and $3.3 million in debt. The NRCC reported $4.2 million in cash on hand and $2 million in debt as of Oct. 31.

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