Election 2012

Democrats Beat Republicans in Congressional Election Cycle Fundraising

Dems used part of the money to pay down debt from the 2010 cycle


The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has topped the National Republican Congressional Committee in fundraising for the first two weeks of October, and outpaced its GOP rival for the election cycle, a rarity for the minority party especially in a year where there's no clear momentum for either side.

The DCCC brought in $9.5 million from Oct. 1 through Oct. 17, while the NRCC raised $7.2 million in that period. Since the beginning of the two-year election cycle the DCCC raised $151.9 million to $135.7 million, though some of that money was used to pay down debt accrued from 2010.