DCCC outraises NRCC in 2012 election cycle

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised nearly $30 million more than its Republican counterpart for the 2012 cycle, though both finish the cycle in similar financial health going into 2014.

According to figures provided by committee aides from their latest Federal Election Commission filings, the DCCC brought in $183.8 million overall to the National Republican Congressional Committee's $155.7 million overall this past cycle, including debt in both figures.

And in the final reporting period, from Nov. 27 through the end of the year, the DCCC outraised the NRCC by more than 3-to-1. The Democratic committee brought in $1.92 million, more than the $1.68 million they raised in the same reporting period in 2010.

The GOP committee only brought in $605,000 from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31.

But the two groups are in a similar financial position going into 2014, finishing with near-equal cash on hand and debt.

The DCCC now has $1.49 million cash on hand and $13.45 million debt to pay down, while the NRCC has $1.5 million cash on hand and slightly less debt at $12 million.

The NRCC, however, spent more in independent expenditures than the DCCC through the course of the last cycle, shelling out $64.7 million to the DCCC's $60.4 million.

The DCCC is in better financial health than it was at this same point in 2010, with nearly $800,000 more cash on hand than it had at the end of 2010, and more than $5 million less in debt.

Compared to 2010, the Democratic committee also raised nearly $20 million more over the course of the two-year cycle, bringing in $183.8 million this cycle and nearly $164 million for the 2010 cycle.

--This post was updated at 10:41 a.m. to reflect the NRCC's fundraising numbers.