Washington (CNN) - The Democratic and Republican committees tasked with electing candidates to the House of Representatives are closing the book on the 2012 election cycle, with Democrats saying they brought in $184 million and Republicans raising $144 million.
The Democrats' figure was roughly $20 million more than they took in during the 2010 cycle, which saw them lose control of the House. In 2012, Democrats gained eight seats in the lower chamber, not enough to regain the majority.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee said they had more than 3 million individual donations in the 2012 cycle for the first time in their history. They go in to the 2014 election cycle with $1.5 million cash on hand, $700,000 more than they began with in 2012.
They also end $13.45 million in debt. In the 2010 cycle Democrats ended $19 million in debt.
The National Republican Congressional Committee said they ended 2012 with $1.5 million cash on hand and $12 million in debt. They spent $64.7 million toward electing Republican candidates to the House.
Both the DCCC and the NRCC took out loans toward the end of the 2012 campaign, but neither committee said they included those loans in their raised figures for the cycle.
CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Kevin Liptak contributed to this report.
Outrageous sums of money from a country that claims to be broke....
the democrat house members. will not gain control of the house as long as wasserman and pelosi as there leaders , no matter the amount of money they spend..
more like much noise no substance
So when do we get the REAL numbers.. the funding that came from the various super PAC's like GPS?? Oh that's right, the right-leaning SCOTUS ensured that they could obfuscate their sources and don't need to report it. So we'll NEVER know exactly how much foreign money was funneled into the GOP war-chest.