Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee out-raised its GOP counterpart for the fifth time in six months, according to fundraising numbers released Friday by both campaign committees.
The DSCC raised $4.4 million in July, eking out a fundraising victory over the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which raised just over $4.1 million in the same period.
The DSCC has about $22.4 million cash on hand – $1.3 million more than the Republican committee.
The NRSC has been out-raised by the DSCC to the tune of nearly $6 million this election cycle. The Democrats have raised almost $78.4 million, while the Republicans have raised $72.5 million.
Neither committee is carrying any debt.
Both parties need all the money they can get. There are 37 Senate seats at stake this November. Democrats are defending 19 of them while Republicans must defend 18.
I can't wait for all these primaries to be over and done with. That's when the Dems are going to kick in high gear. Can't wait to see those commercials.
I'm glad elections are still decided by votes cast and not by who is the wealthiest. Many Candidates won primaries and raised less than 30% of what their opponents did. Don't get too comfy with the campaign cash. Also remember we have a sitting President raising cash. Whoever has the sitting President wins the fund raising. Sitting Presidents can raise a lot of cash for Candidates. That was something even George W. Bush could do with his low approval numbers.