(CNN) – Buoyed by last month's high-profile Chicago fundraiser featuring President Obama, the Democratic National Committee reports it raked in over $9 million for the month of July - a cash haul that far exceeds that of the Republican National Committee during the same time period.
According to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission Thursday, the DNC raised just over $9.1 million last month, and has more than $16 million cash on hand. Including various refunds and rebates, the DNC reports its total receipts at close to $9.3 million for the month. It also reports carrying a debt of more than $5 million.
Earlier Thursday, the RNC said it raised $6 million in July. The committee also said Thursday it has close to $22 million cash on hand and is carrying no debt.
The July fundraising hauls suggest both parties campaign coffers will be well-stocked as the midterm election season begins to heat up.