Washington (CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised over $8 million in August, the highest amount the group has raised in an August of a non-election year and reportedly more than $2 million more than their Democratic counterparts.
The RNC said it had raised $8.17 million in August, giving them $9.22 million in cash-on-hand funds. The organization also reported holding $15.9 million in debt. On Monday Reuters reported the Democratic National Committee had raised $5.5 million in August. Official fundraising numbers from the DNC will be released September 20. The DNC refused to comment for this article.
The month of August saw some setbacks in Democratic fundraising, as President Barack Obama was forced to cancel fundraisers amid contentious negotiations over the federal debt limit.
The RNC has increased its cash since the beginning of the year, when it had $350,000 in cash-on-hand funds and was $24 million in debt.
Last month the DNC eclipsed the RNC in fundraising. In July Democrats raised $6.7 million compared to a $6 million haul by Republicans.