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House Dems break fundraising record with $6.26M August haul

House Dems break fundraising record with $6.26M August haul
© Greg Nash

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in August reportedly broke a record with its fundraising haul.

The committee brought in its largest fundraising haul for an off-year in August, NBC News reported.

It raised $6.26 million during the month. For the same month in 2015, the committee brought in just $4.15 million.

"With the House in play, another record-breaking month of fundraising for the DCCC is a clear sign that the grassroots energy behind House Democrats is constantly growing stronger," Tyler Law, a spokesman for the committee, told NBC News.

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"Given Speaker [Paul] Ryan's [(R-Wis.)] failure to govern with unified Republican control of Washington, it's understandable that vulnerable House Republicans are opting for retirement while we are recruiting incredible candidates deep into the map."

The campaign committee has raised $72.46 million so far this year.

As of July, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) had about $12 million more than the Democratic committee, according to NBC News.

The House Democrats' campaign arm earlier this year broke its previous online fundraising record for the year.