DCCC Edges NRCC in August Fundraising

Posted September 19, 2011 at 8:05pm

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee in August fundraising. The NRCC pulled in $3 million while the DCCC raised $3.6 million, according to numbers obtained by Roll Call from the committees.

The NRCC ended the month with $11.7 million in cash on hand, while the DCCC had $7.8 million in the bank.

The NRCC paid down $250,000 worth of debt, leaving the committee saddled with $2.5 million. The DCCC paid down $700,000 and had $3.3 million in debt.

Democrats trumpeted their fundraising win, noting that the GOP holds the majority in the House.

“Republicans’ radical agenda continues to energize our Democratic supporters who are excited that the House Majority is in play,” DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said in a statement. “Despite being in the minority, the DCCC promised we would be aggressive every day including with our fundraising and it’s now clear we will have the resources to hold Republicans accountable for their extreme agenda and to put the House Republican Majority in jeopardy.”

For the year to date, the DCCC has outraised the NRCC. Democrats must win at least 25 seats to reclaim the majority.