Washington (CNN) - The Democratic Governors Association will announce Thursday that it raised approximately $11 million the first six months of this year.
The DGA touts that their fundraising figure is more than double what it raised during the first six months of 2007, a comparable election cycle. The DGA also reports having $8.6 million cash on hand.
"This record-breaking outpouring of support for the DGA reflects the important role Democratic governors are playing in our party's resurgence," DGA Chair and Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said in a statement. "While Republican governors have focused on divisive and partisan politics, Democratic governors are leading the way by creating jobs, improving schools, and making the responsible budget cuts necessary to live within our means."
While the DGA's numbers are impressive, the Republican Governors Association continues to hold a solid fundraising advantage. Earlier this week the RGA reported that it raised $22.1 million the first half of this year, with $16.2 million in the bank.
West Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi all hold gubernatorial elections this year, with 11 other states holding contests for governor in 2012.