The National Republican Congressional Committee got some good news Thursday, outraising the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in April by pulling in $7.1 million to the DCCC's $5.14 million.

During the same time, the NRCC spent $5.6 million, much of that going to its failed backing of businessman Tim Burns (R) in Tuesday's Pennsylvania special election. The rest went to "prospecting," according to a committee official. The NRCC now has $11.4 million banked for the midterms.

Meanwhile, the DCCC still holds a significant cash on hand advantage. It had $27.3 million banked after spending $3.9 million in April.