The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported raising $7 million in the month of October, setting a new off-year record.
The fundraising haul came during a month in which the federal government underwent a 16-day government shutdown.
According to a DCCC aide, the committee now has $25 million cash on hand. The DCCC’s counterpart on the right, the National Republican Congressional Committee, has not released its fundraising numbers for October yet. As of September the NRCC reported having $15.7 million cash on hand.
“House Republicans’ reckless and irresponsible agenda is not only driving their approval ratings to record lows – it’s rallying our support to record highs,” Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) said in a statement. “The American people believe enough is enough – and they’ve had enough with the dysfunction of this Republican Congress and the pain they’ve caused America’s middle class.
In the Senate, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee recently reported outraising the National Republican Senatorial Committee in October. Senate Democrats’ campaign arm reported raising $4.8 million, a full $1 million more than that committee’s Republican counterpart.