Democrats outraise GOP House committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats facing long odds of reclaiming their majority in the House outraised their Republican rivals in this election year's first month and have banked more cash.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said Thursday it raised $6.8 million in January and has $32.2 million in the bank. The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $6.1 million in January and $24 million in the bank.

Neither party committee reported any debt. Republicans have 232 seats in the 435-member House. There are 199 Democrats, and four vacant seats. Redrawn congressional districts favor Republicans, and Democrats are skeptical that they can overtake the GOP this fall.

The Republican National Committee reported raising $7.8 million in January, with $9.8 million in the bank. The Democratic National Committee said it would report results later.

Related Headlines

  • David Jolly

    Reports show an election year awash in money

    An early but incomplete snapshot of 2013's political fundraising came into focus Friday, suggesting this election year will be flooded with money. The political parties' ... 

  • Alex Sink

    Campaign committees raise almost $500M

    The major campaign committees collected almost a half-billion dollars in 2013 — a year when just two states chose governors, two had special Senate elections and six House ... 

  • Barack Obama

    Obama frames populist theme for Dems in 2014

    Striking a decidedly partisan tone, President Barack Obama sought Friday to define this year's elections as a stark choice between Republicans pushing failed policies from a ... 

  • Charlie Crist

    Ex-GOP Fla. Gov. Crist to run for job as Democrat

    Former Republican governor-turned Democrat Charlie Crist took the first step Friday toward attempting to reclaim his old job with a new party, paving the way for a bitter ... 

Find your future job here