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.