DCCC sets off-year October record

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has set a record for its largest haul in October of a non-election year, bringing in $7.1 million in the month.

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The big haul came during Democratic base fury over the government shutdown and was boosted by two events held with President Obama. The committee has $25.3 million in the bank and no debt.  

"House Republicans' reckless and irresponsible agenda is not only driving their approval ratings to record lows — it’s rallying our support to record highs," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) says in a statement. "The American people believe enough is enough — and they've had enough with the dysfunction of this Republican Congress and the pain they've caused America’s middle class."

The National Republican Congressional Committee has yet to release its October fundraising numbers. The committee had $15.7 million cash on hand at the end of September.

The DCCC has outraised the NRCC for much of the year. 

October was also a big fundraising month for Senate Democrats, who set their own committee record with a $4.8 million haul.

It will be interesting to see how the committees fare in November — polling shows the public has shifted its focus from the shutdown to ObamaCare's disastrous rollout, which could boost Republicans next month.