NRSC Wins April Fundraising by a Nose

Posted May 17, 2013 at 8:31pm

The two Senate campaign committees turned in nearly even monthly fundraising hauls in April, marking the first month this cycle the National Republican Senatorial Committee finished ahead.

The NRSC raised $3.56 million last month and ended April with nearly $7.1 million on hand. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $3.54 million and had slightly more than $8.6 million on hand as of April 30.

The figures were provided by the committees, which must file their monthly fundraising reports by Monday.

Republicans still have some catching up to do after a slow fundraising start in the first three months of the year, as the party hopes to pick up the six seats needed to win the majority. The DSCC raised nearly $7 million more than the NRSC in the first quarter.