DCCC Slightly Outraises NRCC in April

Posted May 20, 2009 at 2:25pm

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised more than its Republican counterpart in April, pulling in about $3 million and ending last month with a little more than $4 million in the bank.

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $2.23 million in the month of April, and will report $3.69 million in the bank at the end of last month.

House Democrats’ haul is significantly less than the more than $10 million they raised in March, when the DCCC rallied its donors to help their efforts to win a special election in upstate New York.

The NRCC’s fundraising tally is also less than half of what the committee raised in March, when House Republicans held their annual fundraising dinner that they said raised more than $6 million for the committees.

Both committees appear to still be working off the debt incurred from the previous cycle. The DCCC is still $7.3 million in debt, a little less than the $8 million they reported they owed at the end of the previous month.

The NRCC also did not dig any further out of debt in April, reporting that they are $5 million in the hole — the same amount they reported they owed at the end of March.

The NRCC reported spending $1.76 million in April, while the DCCC reported spending almost $2.4 million in the same time period.