American Crossroads has upped its fundraising game, bringing in $5.2 million in March after a slow start to the election cycle.
The big month shows the organization is reengaging ahead of the 2014 elections. It raised just $300,000 in January and February, but the organization's ability to raise unlimited funds means it can ratchet up in a hurry.
The big month coincides with increased efforts from the group. It's airing ads in North Carolina touting GOP establishment favorite Thom Tillis in his race against Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) as well as in Alaska, defending Dan Sullivan's (R) Senate campaign against attacks.
The group has mostly taken a back seat on the right to Americans for Prosperity, the group backed by billionaires Charles and David Koch that has spent more than $30 million in the 2014 election cycle. American Crossroads also has raised less than the Senate Majority PAC, the Democrats' main Senate super-PAC, which brought in $11 million in the first quarter and has $8.5 million in the bank.
But the big month shows the pro-establishment GOP group may be shifting into higher gear.