The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it raised $8.6 million in April, far more than it did the same month in the past two election cycles, according to the monthly report it is filing with the Federal Election Commission.
The DCCC raised $4.9 million in April 2012 and $6.39 million in April 2014.
[The Seats Democrats Must Win to Retake House]
The committee also said it has $48.1 million in cash on hand, nearly twice the $25 million it reported at the same point in 2012 as Democrats eye the possibility of retaking the House in November.
“It’s clear that Democratic donors realize that Donald Trump as the Republican nominee creates momentum behind House Democrats and provides a greater opportunity to gain seats,” said Meredith Kelly, national press secretary for the committee.
Even with the possibility of a wave election favoring Democrats with Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, the party still faces an uphill battle in overcoming the 30-seat House GOP majority .