(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.
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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.