Washington (CNN) – Trying to combat the financial advantage they say dramatically helped Republicans last year, Democratic activists Wednesday started another so-called "Super PAC," this one aimed at helping them regain control of the House of Representatives.
House Majority PAC will be able to accept unlimited funds. The names of their donors will be reported to the Federal Election Commission.
Recently Democrats launched two other independent party organizations: American Bridge 21st Century, which will be involved in a variety of races, and Majority PAC, which is aimed at helping Democrats regain the Senate. These groups cannot coordinate strategies with party committees.
"The House Majority PAC is committed to building a long-term organization that can take on the Republican outsider groups for the House Majority," said Alixandria Lapp, the group's executive director. The organization's staff is comprised of several veteran officials involved in helping elect House Democrats.
Several major groups which have supported Republican candidates in the past, including American Crossroads, are expected to play a major role in the 2012 election.
"We're gonna be extremely focused on trying to take back the Senate majority, and we're going to do our best to defend and I think we will hold the House majority next year," American Crossroads President Steven Law told CNN National Political Correspondent Jessica Yellin. "It's for everything from phones to mail to lists to voter turnout effort to being on television trying to persuade people." Law said Crossroads and its affiliate Crossroads GPS is aiming to raise $120 million for next year's election.
Democrats said their candidates need more help to get their messages out especially as the budget battles take center stage in Washington and to confront the large number of independent committees aligned with the GOP.
"You have to do something about it," Ryan Rudominer, a spokesman for the new committee, told CNN. He acknowledged with the Republicans' House majority and its financial advantages when you include these outside groups "it's not going to be easy…(that is) why we are starting so early."
The Democratic House congressional arm spent more than $20 million more than their House counterparts last year but still they only control 193 seats in the House compared to Republicans' 241.
Experts predict the amount spent by independent committees for next year's election will dwarf the almost $300 million spent by organizations not aligned with parties last year.