The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced Thursday that it had raised $14.3 million in March—$3.8 million of which came from online contributions, with an average online gift of $17.
The DCCC’s record March total outpaced its congressional competitor, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which raised $10.5 million in the same month. By comparison, in March of 2016, a presidential year, the DCCC raised significantly less than they posted for this past month.
While the NRCC continues to narrowly lead the DCCC in cash on-hand—with $58.8 million, compared to $57 million—the Democrats’ March haul comes at a moment in which individual Democratic campaigns are also out-raising a host of Republican congressinal incumbents.
During the first financial quarter of 2018, there were at least 58 GOP-held seats in which a Democratic challenger raised more than the GOP incumbent holding the seat.
Furthermore, the NRCC’s March 2018 total actually represents a decrease from the same monthly haul in 2017, during which the Republican outfit raised more than $15 million.
Overall, the NRCC has had a strong first quarter of the year with $31 million raised. But the DCCC has now out-raised the NRCC for consecutive months after January—an additional sign of potential trouble for Republican incumbents hoping to keep the House majority under President Trump.