The 16-day government shutdown was clearly no detriment to campaign fundraising, as both Senate committees posted solid numbers in October.
Still, Senate Democrats again outraised their GOP counterparts. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced raising $4.8 million in October — $1 million more than the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The DSCC finished the month with $11.1 million in cash on hand and $6.2 million in debt. The NRSC had $5 million on hand and no debt as of Oct. 31.
An NRSC release said the committee had its strongest fundraising month of the year, while the DSCC said it had its best off-year October ever.
Republicans must net six seats to win the majority in 2014. The committees' monthly fundraising reports are due to the Federal Election Commission on Wednesday.