The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee during September by nearly $3 million, and also bested the GOP during the third fundraising quarter, according to spending reports filed Thursday evening with the Federal Election Commission.
The DCCC raised $6.64 million last month, compared to the NRCC's $3.8 million. Even out of the House majority, the Democratic House campaign arm also raised more during the past three months, bringing in $14.22 million to the NRCC's $10.68 million.
Republicans still have the cash on hand edge, though. The NRCC still has $12.17 million in the bank, while the DCCC has $9.46 million left to spend during the final quarter of 2011.
Democrats continue to significantly reduce their once crippling $19 million debt they held after their election losses last year, now holding only $2 million on debt, roughly on par with the GOP's $1.5 million. And the Democrats have also raised more total this year, bringing in $47.9 million to the NRCC's $44.18 million.