(CNN) - The House fundraising arm of the Democratic Party outraised its Republican counterpart in August, according to figures released by the committees Tuesday.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $3.56 million, leaving them $3.3 million in debt with $7.77 million cash on hand. The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $3 million in August, leaving them $2.5 million in debt with $11.7 million cash on hand.
To-date, the committees have each raised over $40 million with the Democrats at $41.26 million and the Republicans at $40.38 million.
Democrats must win at least 25 seats in the chamber to reclaim the majority in 2012.