The National Republican Congressional Committee announced Friday night it raised $8.5 million in July, outpacing the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which last month brought in $6.2 million.
The RNCC now has $22.1 million cash-on-hand, compared to $36 million for the DCCC, with roughly 10 weeks remaining until the November midterm elections.
Paul Lindsey, spokesman for the RNCC, the major fundraising arm for House Republicans, said $1 million of the July money came from House Republican Leader John Boehner's campaign account.
Mr. Lindsey also said July marked the fourth straight month -- and the fifth time in seven months -- that the RNCC outraised the DCCC.
He also pointed to other signs that show the NRCC is closing the fundraising gap on Democrats, including having raised $3.6 million more than the DCCC in 2010.
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