Politics

DCCC, NRCC Release Final 2012 Fundraising Numbers

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee released their final tallies of fundraising for the 2012 cycle, which saw the Democrats pick up seats but Republicans maintain the majority.

During the two-year cycle, the DCCC raised $183.8 million to the NRCC's $155.7 million.

The DCCC ended the cycle with a debt of $13.5 million. But the NRCC wasn't far behind, ending the year with $12 million in debt.

In the final Federal Election Commission reporting period from Nov. 27 through Dec. 31, the DCCC raised $1.9 million to the NRCC's $605,000.

The DCCC had $1.5 million in cash on hand at the end of December, the NRCC had $1.5 million too.

Democrats need to net 17 House seats in 2014 to take back the majority, which they lost in the 2010 elections.