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.
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.