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DSCC Outraises NRSC in October

Democrats have outpaced Republicans by $14 million so far this cycle.


DSCC Chairman Michael Bennet expressed concerns earlier this month that the struggles in implementing the health care law could hurt Senate Democrats, who maintained their fundraising advantage last month.(Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats outraised Senate Republicans last month. Again.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Monday that it raised $4.8 million last month, its best-ever haul in October of an off-year. It was $1 million more than the $3.8 million collected by the National Republican Senatorial Committee.


So far this cycle, the DSCC has raised $14 million more than the NRSC, bringing in $43.5 million to the NRSC's $29.5 million. It also has more cash on hand—$11.1 million, compared with $5 million.

"The Republican brand has been permanently damaged and poll numbers show support for their reckless agenda is at an all-time low," said Guy Cecil, executive director for the DSCC. "We are grateful for our supporters who continue to allow us to do the important work of protecting a Democratic majority in the Senate."

The news isn't all negative for the GOP, however. The $3.8 million is the most the NRSC has raised in a single month since the 2012 election, a month after it replaced its finance director. And while the DSCC is $6.2 million in debt, the NRSC is debt-free.


Democrats' fundraising clearly benefited from the government shutdown, which ended in mid-October. In September, in the run-up to the standoff, Democratic political committees across the board raised more money than their Republican counterparts.

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