WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats' campaign arm last month again outraised Republican rivals despite long odds of ousting the GOP from the majority, according to finance reports filed Friday.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $7.3 million in May while the National Republican Congressional Committee collected $6 million. Democrats' House-oriented committee has now outraised its GOP counterpart in 15 of the last 17 months.
Combined, the committees have raised $241 million this cycle and have banked $81 million, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
Those staggering sums, however, might be irrelevant to deciding the balance of power in the House. Redrawn congressional districts after the 2010 census heavily favor Republicans, and the party that holds the White House historically has lost seats in elections at this point in a president's term. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, is very unpopular in many congressional districts.
House Republicans have 233 seats and Democrats have 199 seats. There are three vacancies.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has amassed $45.9 million in the bank and is ready to empty it on ads this fall. Democrats have booked $44 million in advertising time for November's elections.
House Republicans have banked $35.2 million and have reserved $30 million in air time.
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