The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's (DCCC) haul continued the party's fundraising advantage over the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). In the 2012 election, the DCCC raised $184 million to the NRCC's $155 million.
Democrats were able to count on the small-donor fundraising network they've built over the past few election cycles to drive their advantage over Republicans. In February, the DCCC raised $2.6 million from small donors, while the NRCC raised less than $900,000 from such donors.
While the fundraising edge should benefit Democrats in the 2014 elections, they still face a difficult road to win back the House after redistricting in a number of states severely limited the number of swing districts up for grabs. A Monday Bloomberg article delved into the data and determined redistricting was "a prime reason Democrats fell 17 seats short of winning a House majority in 2012, even as their congressional candidates drew about 1.4 million more votes than Republicans nationwide."