[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/08/21/art.rnclogo0821.gi.jpg caption="In the month of July, the RNC raised roughly half of what was raised by its Democratic counterpart."]
Washington (CNN) – Without the typical press release, written statement, or comment from one of its officials, the Republican National Committee quietly filed its July fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission Friday night.
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The national party committee began the month of July with $10.8 million in cash on hand, according to the report. The RNC also reported that it received $5.5 million in contributions and spent $11.1 million last month. The RNC ended July with $5.2 million in cash on hand and $2.2 million in debt.
Earlier this week CNN reported that the Democratic National Committee raised $11.5 million in July and heads into the fall with nearly $11 million in the bank. The DNC also carries $3.5 million in debt headed into the general election.
Update: 3:00 p.m.: RNC Spokesman Doug Heye gave the following statement to CNN via e-mail:
“With control of the White House and both Houses of Congress we have always had the expectation that Democrats would outspend Republicans this election cycle," Heye said. "But when a majority of the Americans think our country is on the wrong track and are overwhelmingly rejecting the Democrats liberal binge spending agenda – Democrats are going to need to do more than hold glitzy fundraisers across the country to save Nancy Pelosi's job. We are confident that Republicans have the ideas Americans are looking for and the resources necessary to win in November.”
Update: 5:06 p.m.: Contacted by CNN, a spokesman for the DNC declined to comment.
–CNN's Ed Hornick contributed to this report.