The DCCC's good month was fueled by small donors. Over half of its August total -- more than $6.1 million -- came from unitemized donations under $250, the category that usually constitutes the bulk of the committee's fundraising. The Democrats' haul from small donors has been on an upward trajectory, and it increased from about $4.3 million in July.
The NRCC, meanwhile, had a relatively good month fundraising from individuals but didn't collect as much as usual from PACs and other political committees, including transfers from Republican House members and candidates. The GOP committee collected about $2.7 million in that category in August after bringing in over $6.5 million from those sources in each of the two previous months.