The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) outpaced its Democratic rival in July fundraising, bringing in $11.7 million to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) $8.2 million.

The NRCC expanded its cash-on-hand edge as well, with $48.9 million in the bank to the DCCC's $36.2 million. The committee whose party is in the majority usually has the edge in fundraising.

Much of the NRCC's big month was driven by a push for member donations rather than external fundraising: More than $6 million came from Republican congressmen, including more than $1.7 million from Boehner.