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Republicans may claim to have the edge with voters for the 2012 race to control Congress but those numbers don’t add up in the fundraising coffers.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has raised more money in this off-year than the Republican campaign committee and the party of the elephant just finished their worst off-year August since 2007 — the year the party lost control of Congress.
Thus far in 2011, the DCCC has raised $41.26 million in campaign cash — edging out the National Republican Congressional Committee‘s $40.38 million.
In August, the NRCC raised $3 million — compared to $3.56 million at the DCCC.
Still, the GOP has the edge in campaign cash on hand: $11.7 million, compared to $7.77 million for Democrats.