The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7.8 million in January, according to figures obtained first by Roll Call.
The House Democratic campaign arm ended the month with nearly $9.9 million in the bank, putting it in a stronger financial position than it was at the end of January 2015.
Democrats cite the tumultuous beginning of Donald Trump’s presidency and several consecutive weekends of nationwide protests for helping the committee break its online fundraising record for any off-year month. The average online donation was $18. The committee also saw a spike in new email subscribers.
The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $10 million in January, its largest ever haul for the first month of the year. The fundraising period, which included inauguration, marked the first partial month of GOP control of the House, Senate and presidency since 2007.
Monthly fundraising reports from the committees haven’t always been predictive of electoral success and the party with the upper fundraising hand can fluctuate from month to month.