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NRCC Outraises DCCC in Record-Breaking January

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The National Republican Congressional Committee released record-breaking January fundraising numbers on Tuesday that topped those of its Democratic counterpart.

The NRCC outraised the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the first time in eight months, even with the DCCC seeing its largest January fundraising haul to date, NTK Network reports.

The House Republican fundraising arm raised $10.1 million, upping its record by $3.6 million and putting its cash on hand at $50.6 million going into the 2018 midterm elections.

The Democratic fundraising arm raised $9.3 million in January, putting its cash on hand at $43.8 million.

DCCC chairman Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D., N.M.) responded to the fundraising numbers by saying they reflect a "energized and motivated grassroots" Democratic base.

"Our long run of record-breaking fundraising has been fueled by an energized and motivated grassroots base that is working every day to take back the House," Luján said in a statement. "The huge size of the House battlefield, combined with incredible candidate recruitment and candidate fundraising, is spreading vulnerable Republicans thin and forcing them to fight for every inch."

NRCC Communications Director Matt Gorman meanwhile said Republicans are on the offensive following the passage of tax reform and are ready to "continue the Great American Comeback."

"With the advent of tax reform, Republicans are on offense as we start 2018," Gorman said. "We have the right message, the right candidates, and the right amount of resources to continue The Great American Comeback for the American people and keep the House in November."