The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will report raising more than $206 million during the 2014 cycle — a record total, according to a committee aide.
The DCCC will start the 2016 cycle $10 million in debt. Also per the aide, that's less than the $13.5 million in arrears the committee posted following the 2012 cycle.
The committee will report the totals in its year-end fundraising report, which includes new filings from Nov. 25 through Dec. 31. In that time frame, the DCCC raised an additional $4.1 million, and had about $2.2 million in cash on hand.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has yet to report its year-end figures. As of the NRCC's last report filed Nov. 24 , the DCCC had raised $50 million more than the NRCC over the entire cycle.
Despite this, Democrats lost a net of 13 seats in 2014, bringing the party to a historic minority. Democrats must pick up 30 seats to take control of the House this cycle. It's a tall task, though DCCC Chairman Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico told CQ Roll Call in an interview last week that the majority is in play .
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