Senate Dems top $5.3 million in February

Senate Democrats raised more than $5.3 million in February, marking the third straight month in which they raised more than the month before.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) ended February with almost $19 million in the bank. That's about $3.5 million more than it had one month ago, meaning the committee saved most of what it raised.

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Democrats have cleared their debt and raised more than $52 million during the cycle. DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil said it was the most successful February the committee has ever had.

"We were not handed a friendly map at the beginning of this cycle, but we went out and aggressively recruited great candidates in open and Republican-held seats, our incumbents built strong campaigns, and now donors are more enthusiastic than ever about the likelihood we will keep the majority,” he said in a statement.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee hasn’t released its February totals, which aren’t due to the Federal Election Commission until Tuesday. But in January, the NRSC raised $4.2 million and had about $13.4 million in its war chest, with no debt.