(CNN) - The Republican campaign committee for the U.S. House of Representatives touted raising $12 million on Tuesday for its annual dinner, this year keynoted by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.
The amount marks a $2 million boost over its dinner haul last year, according to a statement by the National Republican Congressional Committee.
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"With these unparalleled fundraising efforts the NRCC will be able to stay on offense and destroy Nancy Pelosi's dream of reclaiming the Speaker's gavel," NRCC Chairman and Texas Rep. Pete Sessions said in a statement.
Haley rose to GOP fame with her 2010 gubernatorial win in South Carolina and recently stumped for Mitt Romney on the campaign trail ahead of the Palmetto State's primary in January.
The dinner, which took place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., came one day after the NRCC reported raising $5.1 million in February, ending the month with $20.6 cash on hand.
Meanwhile, its counterpart in the House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported raising more money last month at $6.3 million, but finished with less in the bank at $16.4 million.