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House Dem campaign arm has more money in bank than GOP counterpart

House Dem campaign arm has more money in bank than GOP counterpart
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The House Democratic campaign arm now has more money in the bank for the 2018 midterm elections than its GOP rival.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) reported $61.8 million in the bank at the end of April, compared with $59.6 million for the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

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The NRCC had been in the lead until now, but the DCCC pulled ahead in the most recent reports, which cover fundraising through April. 

Democrats enjoyed a big April, raising $11.2 million that month and spending about $5.4 million. Over that same month, the NRCC raised $5.4 million and spent $4.6 million.

Both sides will have tons of cash for the midterms.
 
The Republican National Committee (RNC) has far outpaced the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in fundraising this cycle. The RNC reported $43.8 million on hand through April, while the DNC said it had $8.7 million in the bank but is also carrying more than $5 million in debt. 
 
Allied super PACs are raking in cash, too. Reports surfaced last week that casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cut a $30 million check to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a group allied with Republican House leadership.