RNC outraises DNC for May

The RNC brought in $7.3 million to the DNC's $5.9 million, according to newly filed Federal Election Commission reports, giving the group a big cash edge nearly halfway through the election year.

The DNC has $6 million in the bank and is still carrying nearly $20 million in debt from the 2012 election, while the RNC now has $10.8 million cash on hand and no debt.

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The RNC has outraised the DNC every month in 2013 despite President Obama's help in hosting a few big-dollar fundraisers for the committee.

Fundraising has been the bright spot for the RNC in the past few months as it grapples with improving outreach to various communities and ramping up digital efforts.