That’s how much the six major national political party committees — three Democratic and three Republican — raised in campaign funds this year through September.
The three Democratic committees combined raised $144 million compared with $134.4 million for the three Republican committees, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by Political Capital.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, which is working to defend the Senate Democrats’ majority in the 2014 elections, led the National Republican Senatorial Committee by $38.6 million to $25.7 million. Democrats will control 55 Senate seats once New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker is sworn in to office. Booker won a special election last week.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the political arm of the 200-member House Democratic minority, took in $58.2 million compared with $47.9 million for the National Republican Congressional Committee. Republicans hold 231 seats.
The Republican National Committee led the Democratic National Committee by $60.9 million to $47.2 million, the biggest gap among the three pairs of national party organizations that file regular reports with the FEC.
The DNC’s receipts are down 44 percent from the first nine months of 2011, when President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign was ramping up and boosting the DNC’s coffers.