11/18/2013 12:04 pm ET Updated Nov 18, 2013

DSCC Outraises Republicans During Government Shutdown

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee reported Monday that it outraised its Republican counterpart by $1 million during the month of October.

As Roll Call reports, the DSCC raised $4.8 million in a month where the federal government was shut down for 16 days due to a Republican-led effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. The Democratic committee said it was their best October ever in a non-election year.

“The Republican brand has been permanently damaged and poll numbers show support for their reckless agenda is at an all-time low," executive director Guy Cecil said of the Democrats' fundraising haul. "We are grateful for our supporters who continue to allow us to do the important work of protecting a Democratic majority in the Senate.”

The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $3.8 million in October, which committee spokesman Brad Dayspring said was their best month this year.

The DSCC finished the month with $11.1 million cash on hand and $6.2 million in debt, while its Republican competition had $5 million on hand and no debt.



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