Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Steve Israel trumpeted his groups fundraising, saying Democrats are energized about ending the GOPs House majority.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the National Republican Congressional Committee in August fundraising. The NRCC pulled in $3 million while the DCCC raised $3.6 million, according to numbers obtained by Roll Call from the committees.
The NRCC ended the month with $11.7 million in cash on hand, while the DCCC had $7.8 million in the bank.
The NRCC paid down $250,000 worth of debt, leaving the committee saddled with $2.5 million. The DCCC paid down $700,000 and had $3.3 million in debt.
Democrats trumpeted their fundraising win, noting that the GOP holds the majority in the House.
“Republicans’ radical agenda continues to energize our Democratic supporters who are excited that the House Majority is in play,” DCCC Chairman Steve Israel (N.Y.) said in a statement. “Despite being in the minority, the DCCC promised we would be aggressive every day including with our fundraising and it’s now clear we will have the resources to hold Republicans accountable for their extreme agenda and to put the House Republican Majority in jeopardy.”
For the year to date, the DCCC has outraised the NRCC. Democrats must win at least 25 seats to reclaim the majority.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.