Election 2012

Democrats Beat Republicans in Congressional Election Cycle Fundraising

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

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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.

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