Democrats have built up a sizeable fundraising advantage in their attempt to take control of the House, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by The Wall Street Journal.
The Journal looked at FEC data released Friday for the 52 most competitive races as rated by The Rothenberg Political Report.
It found Democratic candidates had raised $42.3 million in 2013 compared to $34.8 million by Republicans. They also had $30.9 million in the bank, $6.3 million more than the Republicans.
The fundraising advantage could help Democrats retake the chamber which they lost in 2010. The disasterous rollout of ObamaCare has been seen as presenting a major stumbling block to gaining the 17 seats needed to remove John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerIs Congress retrievable? Boehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader MORE from the Speaker's chair.
On Friday, it emerged that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Senatorial Committee by $16 million in 2013.