The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its GOP counterpart by about $100,000 in January, which was a huge fundraising month for both Senate campaign committees.
The DSCC raised $5.1 million last month while the National Republican Senatorial Committee raised just more than $5 million.
But the NRSC can take heart in the fact that it banked over $2.5 million more than its Democratic counterpart. The DSCC spent nearly $4.8 million in January a chunk of which went to trying to salvage a victory in the special election in Massachusetts while the NRSC spent just $2.1 million.
That disparity in spending allowed the NRSC to close the cash-on-hand gap between the two committees.
As of Jan. 31 the DSCC had $12.95 million in cash on hand while the NRSC had $10.65 million in the bank. The Democratic committee is carrying about $800,000 in debt while the Republican committee is debt-free.
Former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., candidate for U.S. Senate in New Hampshire, holds his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem as he waits to take the stage for his town hall campaign rally with Sen. John McCain at the Pinkerton Academy in Derry, N.H., on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014.