The National Republican Congressional Committee outraised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in May. While the DCCC ended the month with less debt, the NRCC has double the amount of cash on hand.
On Monday, the NRCC said it brought in $4.6 million in May and ended with $10.6 million cash on hand. The NRCC finished May with $7 million in debt. The month’s numbers brought the NRCC's overall fundraising numbers for the year to $26.8 million.
Meanwhile, the DCCC said on Monday that it raised $3.8 million in May and had $5.34 million cash on hand. The May numbers bring the DCCC's total funds raised for the year to $27.45 million, with $6.6 million in debt.
The May numbers are something of a shift from this year's first-quarter fundraising figures. In the first quarter of 2011, the DCCC reported raising $19.6 million while cutting down its debt to $8 million. Meanwhile, the NRCC raised $18.1 million with a debt of about $8 million. The NRCC reported having roughly double the cash on hand that the DCCC did for the first quarter. The NRCC reported $9 million cash on hand, while the DCCC had $4.6 million.