House Dems outpace GOP by nearly $9M in third quarter

House Dems outpace GOP by nearly $9M in third quarter
© Greg Nash

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) outpaced its GOP counterpart in the third fundraising quarter by nearly $9 million.

The DCCC raised $8.9 million in September, bringing the committee’s third quarter fundraising total to $21.4 million, according to figures tweeted by the DCCC’s executive director, Dan Sena.

That’s compared to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which raised $4.9 million in September and brought in $12.5 million in the third quarter, according to figures previously reported by McClatchy.

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The NRCC ended September with $38.4 million cash on hand. The DCCC has yet to release its cash on hand figures, but will need to do so in the coming days when the committee files with the Federal Election Commission. At the end of August, the NRCC had about $12 million more in its campaign account.

Sena touted that the DCCC outraised the House GOP’s campaign arm for five months in a row. The DCCC has raised more than $81 million so far in 2017, compared to the NRCC, which has so far raised $72.6 million this year.

As the committees gear up for the 2018 midterm elections, both parties will be fiercely battling over the House majority. Democrats will need to flip 24 seats next year if they want to take back the lower chamber.

Updated at 1:36 p.m.