GOP House and Senate committees best Dems in April fundraising

Senate and House GOP committees raised more money in April than their Democratic counterparts.


The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) outraised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) by roughly $2 million in the past month, and the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $1.3 million more than the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.

Republicans hope to win back one of the two chambers this fall, though Democrats were energized Tuesday when they retained a House seat in Pennsylvania in what was seen as a swing district.

Though there was good fundraising news for Republicans from the campaign committees, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) dwarfed the Republican National Committee (RNC) in fundraising.

The DNC raised about $10.4 million in the last month — $9.7 million of that from individual contributions. The committee spent $10 million, and had $15.1 million in cash on hand.

The RNC, which has been criticized over its spending and has endured several recent scandals, raised $6.8 million, spend $5.7 million and has $12.5 million in cash on hand. Almost all of the RNC's contributions were from individuals.

In late March, RNC officials came under scrutiny after reports it had reimbursed officials who spent nearly $2,000 on meals at a Hollywood bondage club.

The NRCC raised $7.1 million in April, spent nearly $5.7 million and has $11.5 million in cash on hand.

The DCCC brought in $5.1 million, spent almost $4 million and has over $27 million in cash on hand.

The NRSC raised $4.4 million last month, spent $2.3 million and has $17 million banked.

The DSCC raised $3.1 million, spent almost $3.3 million and has $17.1 million in the bank, about even with the NRSC.