DCCC Outraises NRCC in Pre-General FEC Report

Posted October 25, 2012 at 6:12pm

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee by about $2 million, from Oct. 1 to 17.

In its expected pre-general Federal Election Commission filing, the DCCC will report raising $9.5 million. The NRCC will report raising $7.4 million.

Deep in the most hard-fought part of the election cycle, both committees spent extremely heavily but were at parity. The DCCC spent about $26 million while the NRCC spent about the same.

The DCCC, as was earlier reported, took out a $17 million line of credit to bolster its resources for the final stretch. Its pre-primary report will show $565,000 of debt.

The NRCC will not show any debt.

The NRCC ended the period with more cash on hand: $11 million to the DCCC’s $10.1 million.

Democrats are likely to net a handful of seats on Nov. 6, but the House is just about certain to remain in Republican control in the 113th Congress, no matter how much is spent by either committee in the final days of the campaign.