House Democrats Outraise Republicans In Campaign Cash

Rep. Steve Israel, DCCC Chairman Interview Goldmacher
National Journal
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Alex Roarty
Nov. 20, 2013, 4:06 p.m.

The Na­tion­al Re­pub­lic­an Con­gres­sion­al Com­mit­tee raised $4.6 mil­lion in Oc­to­ber, sig­ni­fic­antly less than the $7 mil­lion col­lec­ted by the Demo­crat­ic Con­gres­sion­al Cam­paign Com­mit­tee last month. 

The NR­CC had $18.2 mil­lion on hand to end Oc­to­ber, and zero debt. The DCCC, mean­while, re­por­ted hav­ing more than $25 mil­lion on hand. 

The dis­par­ity between the two com­mit­tees is not a sur­prise: Demo­crats’ fun­drais­ing surged in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber, dur­ing the run-up to and dur­a­tion of the gov­ern­ment shut­down. 

The House GOP’s polit­ic­al arm has now raised more than $51 mil­lion for the 2013-2014 elec­tion cycle.