The National Republican Senatorial Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart in December, as both committees finished the year having raised about the same amount in 2011.
The NRSC brought in $4.5 million last month. It was the first national party committee to pay off its debt, and it ended the year with $11.4 million on hand. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised $3.5 million in December, finishing the year with no debt and $12.2 million on hand.
The DSCC raised a total of $42 million in 2011, while the NRSC raised $41.4 million for the year.