[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/10/20/art.getty.money.jpg caption="The DNC outraised the RNC in the month of April."]Washington (CNN) - In the battle for campaign cash, the Democratic National Committee brought in $10.4 million dollars last month, outraising the Republican National Committee by $3.5 million.
A DNC official tells CNN that for the year, the party committee has raised more than $40 million. The DNC also reports $15.1 million cash on hand, with $2.7 million in debt.
The Republican National Committee raised $6.9 million dollars in April. In an e-mail release Friday morning, the RNC also reports that the party committee has $12.4 million cash on hand, an increase of $1.1 million from March, and holds no debt.
"I want to thank the many RNC donors who continue to ensure that the RNC remains on solid financial footing going into the mid-term elections," said RNC Chairman Michael Steele, in the e-mail release. "Because of our donors' generosity, by next month the RNC will have put nearly 100 Victory staffers into the field to aide Republicans on the path to victory. The generosity of Republican donors will continue to play a pivotal role in our victories this fall."
Both DNC and RNC contributions were slightly down from March to April.
According to Federal Election Commission records, musician Will.i.am, a prominent supporter of President Barack Obama, contributed $12,800 last month to the DNC.