Washington (CNN) - As the 2010 battle for Congress heats up, the Senate campaign committees for both parties had something to brag about Wednesday.
The National Republican Senatorial Committee reports that it raked in $4 million last month. That's slightly ahead of their counterpart, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which announced it brought in $3.72 million in October.
But the DSCC says it has $11.32 million cash on hand, more than twice the $5.8 million the NRSC says it has in the bank. The DSCC does report it owes just over $2 million.
The DSCC says it raked in $5.9 million in September, compared to $3.2 million for the NRSC.
Both committees say their October 2009 numbers are better than they were at same point two years ago.
"Both the NRSC and our Senate Republican candidates nationwide continue to enjoy a strong level of fundraising success as more Americans realize the importance of returning checks-and-balances back to Washington in 2010," says NRSC Spokesman Brian Walsh.
"Our supporters are energized by Senate Republicans obstructing everything in their line of sight. With so much at stake right now, Democrats have increased our cash on hand advantage for what will be an intense 2010 campaign cycle," says DSCC Spokesman Eric Schultz.
The Democrats are defending 19 Senate seats next year, one more than the Republicans.
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