The National Republican Congressional Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart for the fourth month in a row in July, pulling in $8.5 million to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s $6.2 million, according to fundraising reports filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.
The NRCC’s monthly total included a $1 million transfer from Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), who is aiming to become the next Speaker if Republicans pick up at least 39 seats in November.
The NRCC has now outraised the DCCC in five out of seven months this year. But due to the Democratic committee’s strong early fundraising, the DCCC still remains well ahead in terms of cash on hand with less than three months to go until the midterm elections.
The DCCC spent $4.2 million in July and ended the month with $35.8 million in the bank. The NRCC had $22.1 million on hand as of Aug. 1. Even when compared to both Senate campaign committees, the DCCC continues to have the largest cash-on-hand total by far.
Despite the cash disadvantage, the NRCC is in a much better position today than it was at the end of last year when the DCCC held a 6-to-1 cash on hand advantage.
Counting the July fundraising totals, the NRCC has raised about $47.9 million in 2010 while the DCCC has raised about $44.3 million this year. The NRCC’s total raised is the most of any committee in 2010.