Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee heads into the 2010 midterm elections with nearly $17 million in the bank, a Democratic official told CNN.
The committee, which is the campaign arm for House Democrats, raised $55.6 million in 2009, $3.8 million of it in December, according to spokeswoman Jennifer Crider.
The committee has $16.7 million cash on hand, but carries a $2 million debt.
Those figures do not include what Democratic candidates raised over the same period. Individual candidates and political party committees file separate campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission.
The Democratic committee's counterpart, National Republican Congressional Committee, has not yet released its final 2009 fundraising numbers.