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House Democrats Raise $10.2 Million in August for Midterms

Israel is the DCCC's Chairman. (CQ Roll Call File Photo)

House Democrats raised more than $10 million in August, according to figures obtained first by CQ Roll Call from a committee aide.  

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will report $54.5 million in cash on hand as it heads into the final stretch of the midterm campaigns.  

Democrats must pick up 17 seats to win control of the House, although that prospect is highly unlikely given the national political landscape and the number of competitive districts this cycle. But the DCCC can still leverage its cash advantage to help incumbents or put GOP-held seats in play before November.  

The National Republican Congressional Committee has yet to announce its August fundraising, but the DCCC raised $3.5 million more  than its Republican counterpart in July.  

A DCCC aide said the committee raised $150 million cycle-to-date through Wednesday. That sum surpasses the committee's entire haul in the 2010 midterm elections.  

These numbers do not include raised a $2 million the Democratic National Committee pledged to transfer to the DCCC. But this haul does include money raised at a fundraising with President Barack Obama in Newport, Rhode Island, in late August.  

The DCCC outpaced both of the Senate campaign committees , where control of that chamber hangs in the balance.  

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