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Democrats Shatter Their Fundraising Record

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House Democrats shattered their previous fundraising record in the month of August, according to a report released Monday.

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) members told NBC News that they have out-raised Republicans throughout the last three months, setting the record for the Democratic Party. The DCCC functions as a campaign arm of House Democrats, and works with the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on fundraising. Democrats raised a record $6.26 million in June, beating the previous record of $4.15 million in August 2015.

The DNC raised $3.8 million in July, which was the worst July of fundraising for Democrats in a decade. Democrats also added $154,000 in new debt, bringing their total debt to $3.4 million.

Below are the DNC’s fundraising numbers for the last 10 years, according to an email from Michal Ahrens, the Rapid Response Director for the Republican National Committee (RNC):

  • July 2017: $3.82 million
  • July 2016: $32.45 million
  • July 2015: $4.97 million
  • July 2014: $9.29 million
  • July 2013: $3.86 million
  • July 2012: $9.96 million
  • July 2011: $6.89 million
  • July 2010: $11.57 million
  • July 2009: $9.25 million
  • July 2008: $19.92 million
  • July 2007: $3.40 million

The RNC raked in a record-breaking $13.5 million in total contributions in June, according to FEC filings.

“With the House in play, another record-breaking month of fundraising for the DCCC is a clear sign that the grassroots energy behind House Democrats is constantly growing stronger,” DCC spokesman Tyler Law told NBC. “Given Speaker Ryan’s failure to govern with unified Republican control of Washington, it’s understandable that vulnerable House Republicans are opting for retirement while we are recruiting incredible candidates deep into the map.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi could be in line to return as speaker if Democrats win the House, although she has recently faced a lot of criticism from her own party. (RELATED: Dem Blasts His Own Party, Says They Have No National Leader)

August’s fundraising numbers were high for Democrats, but Republicans August fundraising numbers have not yet been released.

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