[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/21/art.capitolbldg.file7.gi.jpg caption ="August fundraising numbers have been released by all of the major party committees."]Washington (CNN) - With six weeks to go until election day, the Democratic party faces a tough political climate, but they have more money in the bank than the GOP.
Late Monday the Republican National Committee released their August fundraising figures, hours after their counterpart, the Democratic National Committee, showed their cards.
The RNC says they brought in nearly $8 million last month, but spent just over $8.5 million. The RNC reports having nearly $4.7 million cash on hand, with a debt of nearly $1.2 million.
The amount raked in by the RNC is around $3 million less than the nearly $11 million the DNC brought in last month. The DNC says it has $13.4 million cash on hand as of the end of August, with $8.4 million in debt.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it raked in $7.42 million last month, with $22.9 million cash on hand. The DSCC says it spent nearly $7 million in August. The DSCC's GOP counterpart, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, says it brought in $6 million last month, with $24.5 million in the bank. The NRSC says it spent $2.6 million in August.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced it raised $8.32 million. The DCCC says it spent $5.08 million in August and had $39.05 million cash on hand with no debt.
The National Republican Congressional Committee reports raising $6.6 million last month, the first time in four months that the GOP House campaign committee trailed the DCCC in fundraising.
While all three Democratic committees out raised their Republican counterparts, Republican candidates running in November's midterm elections are finding help from outside the party structure.
One example: American Crossroads, an independent organization that's supporting GOP candidates.
The conservative 527 campaign organization, which was launched by a group of influential top Republicans, announced Monday that it raised $14.5 million over the past month, bringing to $32 million the amount its raked in since forming this spring.
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