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DCCC outraised NRCC in 2011
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DCCC outraised NRCC in 2011

By ALEX ISENSTADT | 1/27/12 4:02 PM EST


The DCCC raised more than $61 million over the course of the year, while the National Republican Congressional Committee announced Friday afternoon that it raised more than $54 million.

Fundraising should have been a challenge for House Democrats after they suffered a 63-seat thrashing in the midterm election that cost them the House majority. But Democrats led by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and DCCC Chairman Steve Israel orchestrated an intensified fundraising push designed to boost the partys coffers ahead of the 2012 election.


House Democrats could still find themselves at a financial disadvantage, however. While it was outraised last year the NRCC heads into 2012 with a $15 million to $11 million cash-on-hand lead over their Democratic counterparts.


Democrats have been trying to play catch-up in the third-party group battle. Last year, a group of party operatives launched House Majority PAC, which has been spending money targeting Republicans.

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