NRSC Edges DSCC In April Fundraising

For the first time this election cycle, the National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee outraised its Democratic counterpart in a single month, but still lags well behind the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in overall fundraising.

The NRSC raised $4.3 million for the month of April, narrowly outdistancing the $4.2 million raised by the DSCC. The DSCC spent over twice as much as the NRSC in the quarter, but still had over $37 million cash-on-hand at the end of April. The NRSC banked $19.4 million at the end of the month.

On the House side, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee continued to outpace the National Republican Congressional Committee. The DCCC raised $5.0 million last month, and spent $4.1 million of it - largely for special elections in Mississippi and Louisiana. The committee ended April with $45.2 million cash-on-hand.

The NRCC spent more money than it received for the month, raising $4.3 million and spending $4.7 million - also targeted to the two recent special elections the party lost. The committee ended the month with $6.7 million cash-on-hand - less than one-seventh of the DCCC's cash haul.