The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised more money than its Republican counterpart last month, despite Democratic infighting.
“The DCCC raised $11.6 million last month, according to figures just publicized, compared to $9.7 million raised by the National Republican Congressional Committee,” the Washington Examiner reported.
This funding came in the midst of unrest within the Democrat party surrounding bills featuring infrastructure and social programs.
The bills have recently made it through the House, but President Joe Biden‘s “Build Back Better” boondoggle faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
“House Democrats just delivered two more historic wins for the American people,” Rep. Sean Maloney of New York, the DCCC chairman, said in a statement.
“Thanks to the leadership of House Democrats, President Biden and Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” he crowed, “we’re heading into the final stretch of 2021 with eager grassroots support that’s going to power our victories next November.”
When asked about the margin over the GOP committee, a DCCC spokesperson declined to comment.
The DCCC’s fundraising advantage has been recently founded, as the GOP has been raising a good amount of money as they seek to flip select seats in 2022 to regain the House majority.
Republicans will need to net 20 seats to recapture control of the House, though they are also guarding a handful of competitive seats. House Democrats are eager to maintain control and attempt to build their majority.
As of Oct. 31, the NRCC had the edge over the DCCC in cash on hand, reporting $67.7 million to spend in the midterms, versus the DCCC’s $67.5 million, according to the Federal Election Commission filings.
Republican operatives have also noted that at this point in the 2020 election cycle, the DCCC had outraised the NRCC by $30 million and cached away $15 million more in cash on hand.