(WASHINGTON) — The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — the group that oversees Democratic House races — slightly out-raised their Republican counterparts, the National Republican Congressional Committee, for the month of May, according to figures released by both committees.
The DCCC raised just under $6.7 million for the reporting period, which covers the period from May 1 to May 31 — a slight increase from April, when the committee reported taking in about $6.5 million. The NRCC raised $6 million in May, a drop from April’s roughly $6.9 million haul. The NRCC reports having more cash on hand than the DCCC, however — $33.5 million to the DCCC’s $27.5 million.
As of the last reporting period, both committees reported owing no debts.
Democrats have been saying for several months now that they believe they can and will win back control of the House of Representatives in the fall. They need a net gain of 25 seats in order to win a majority.
The DCCC has pulled in strong fundraising in the year and a half since Republicans won control of the House, raising $10.13 million more than their GOP counterparts, according to figures provided to ABC News by the DCCC.
The filing deadline for May financial disclosure reports is Wednesday, June 20.
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