The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised its Republican counterpart in February, hauling in $5.2 million for the month and reporting $5.9 million cash on hand. 

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.9 million last month and reported $4.3 million cash on hand. 


It's the second month in a row the DCCC raised more than the NRCC. For the month of January, the DCCC raised $4.4 million to the NRCC's $3 million.  

The DCCC touted the figures Friday as a solid start in the party's drive to take back the House majority in 2012. 

"The NRCC and the Republican majority are off to a rocky start under Chairman Pete Sessions and Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerLobbyists race to cash in on cannabis boom Rising star Ratcliffe faces battle to become Trump's intel chief This little engine delivers results for DC children MORE," DCCC Executive Director Jennifer Crider said in an e-mail.  

Despite the strong month, the DCCC is still trying to get out from under a pile of debt. The committee reported $17.3 million in debt at the end of February. That's significantly higher than the $9.5 million of debt the NRCC reported to end the month. 

The DCCC paid down $1.3 million of its debt last month.