The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $51.6 million in 2015, $10 million more than the National Republican Senatorial Committee did in the same time period.
The total came after a $13.4 million haul in the fourth quarter. In the final month of 2015, the DSCC raised $5.1 million, $2 million more than its Republican counterpart. As one DSCC official pointed out, after it raised more than the NRSC in all but two months last year, the group begins the new year with $10.8 million in the bank to assist its fight to win back seats from a number of vulnerable Republicans .
“As we enter the election year, the DSCC is incredibly thankful to our supporters across the country who helped us post one of the strongest off-year fundraising totals in the committee’s history,” said Tom Lopach, the group’s executive director, in a statement. “These resources will allow us to support our outstanding class of candidates as they face millions of dollars being spent by Republican dark money organizations.”
The NRSC raised almost $3 million in December, less than the DSCC, but ended the year with about $1 million more in the bank than the Democrats and has no debt.