(CNN) - The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Wednesday it raised $61.4 million in 2011, with $5.3 million raised in December.
While the House Democratic re-election group started last year with $19 million in debt, the DCCC reported it's now debt free, with $11.6 million cash on hand.
CNN LIVE: Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Republican Party of Florida Debate hosted by Wolf Blitzer and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the Florida primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @politicalticker
Its counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee, took in $54.1 million for the year, with $2.7 million in December and $15.24 million in the bank. The NRCC also reported zero in debt.
The Democrats need to capture 25 House seats in this year's elections to re-take the chamber.
– CNN Congressional Correspondent Kate Bolduan contributed to this report.