NRCC Raises Big in October

Posted November 18, 2011 at 2:44pm

Updated: 6:08 p.m.

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $4.56 million in October and had $13.8 million in cash on hand at the end of the month, besting its Democratic rival.

It was the NRCC’s best nonelection year October fundraising number since the Federal Election Commission began keeping records electronically in 1995.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $4.18 million in October and had $9.81 million in cash on hand on Oct. 31.

The NRCC committee paid off $1 million in debt and had about $500,000 in debt left. The DCCC had $1.33 million in debt.

In September, the DCCC outraised the NRCC $6.6 million to $3.8 million. With the October numbers, the DCCC remains ahead year-to-date, having raised slightly more than $52 million to the NRCC’s almost $49 million.

Meanwhile, the Republican National Committee outraised the Democratic National Committee in October fundraising. The RNC raised $8.48 million to the DNC’s $7.95 million. The RNC had $13.5 million in cash on hand at the end of October, besting the DNC’s $11 million in the bank.

“Highlighting the Republican enthusiasm across the country, over the last 10 months our major donors and grass-roots supporters have returned in large numbers to the RNC. The RNC has more active donors today than we did at this point in 2007. In addition, our average contribution is $54,” RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement. “Their support has empowered us to build an effective, competitive operation to defeat Barack Obama in 2012.”