Year-End campaign finance reports show NRCC outraised DCCC in December for the first time in five months

Six party committees raised a combined $792 million in 2021. In December, the committees raised $76 million, according to recent filings with the Federal Election Commission.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) raised $11.2 million and spent $8.5 million in December, while the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) raised $10.1 million and spent $4.6 million. December was the ninth consecutive month where the NRSC outraised the DSCC. The NRSC raised 13.9% more than the DSCC in 2021 ($104.8 million to $91.2 million). 

The House committees raised more than their Senate counterparts last month, with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raising $15.5 million and spending $6.8 million and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) raising $17.9 million and spending $6.7 million. December was the first month since June where the NRCC outraised the DCCC. In 2021, the DCCC raised 4.4% more than the NRCC ($146.3 million to $140.0 million). 

At this point in the 2020 election cycle, the NRSC led the DSCC in cumulative fundraising by a 7.3% margin ($67.7 million to $62.9 million). The DCCC led the NRCC in total fundraising by a 37.8% margin ($124.9 million to $85.2 million).

Between the national committees, the Republican National Committee (RNC) raised and spent more than the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in December. The RNC raised $11.3 million and spent $20.5 million, while the DNC raised $9.8 million and spent $12.1 million. In 2021, the RNC raised 4.7% more than the DNC ($158.6 million to $151.3 million).

At this time in the 2020 election cycle, the RNC led the DNC in fundraising by a larger 90.2% margin ($241.1 million to $91.2 million).

In 2021, the RNC, NRSC, and NRCC raised 3.7% more than the  DNC, DSCC, and DCCC ($403.5 million to $388.8 million). The Republican committees’ fundraising advantage is up from 2.7% last month.

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