The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its Republican counterpart in June and reported more cash on hand than the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The DSCC raised more than $7 million in June, and the committee has $21 million cash on hand. The NRSC raised just over $4 million in June and has $19.7 million cash on hand.
In a statement, DSCC Executive Director J.B. Poersch said the fundraising numbers show “enthusiasm for Democrats is only growing.”
“Republicans continue advocating for a return to the failed Bush economic policies which brought our economy to its knees in the first place,” said Poersch.
Both committees tried to draw attention to strong fundraising quarters from their candidates in key races. Republicans noted their edge in several open-seat Senate contests.
“The big story this month has been the tremendous fundraising success enjoyed by our Senate Republican candidates, particularly in our open seats where Republicans raised more money in virtually every race,” said NRSC Executive Director Rob Jesmer in a statement.
The DSCC pointed to cash-on-hand advantages held by a number of Senate incumbents facing challenges this fall, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), Sen. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Sen. Patty Murray (Wash.), Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.).
The DSCC has raised a total of $71.9 million this cycle to the NRSC’s $68.4 million.