(CNN) – The chief national organization raising funds for U.S. Senate races for Democrats announced Monday it raised $5.31 million in February, setting a February fundraising record.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it ended the month with nearly $19 million cash on hand and is debt-free. The organization says this haul was larger than that of previous Februaries.
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Democratic and Republican campaigns for the Senate are virtually even in fundraising this cycle, although Republican candidates have outspent Democrats, according to Federal Election Commission data.
DSCC fundraising pitches from February criticized Republicans for backing the “Blunt Amendment” - the Republican response to health care guidelines issued by the Obama administration – and comments from Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.