The Democratic National Committee edged its partisan counterpart in February fundraising, though the Republican National Committee ended the month in a much stronger cash position.
The DNC raised $7.5 million last month and began March with $7 million in cash-on-hand and more than twice as much, $15.2 million, in debts. The RNC took in $7.1 million and ended the month with $10 million in the bank and no debts.
The two national party organizations filed updated campaign finance reports March 20 with the Federal Election Commission.
The DNC’s February donors included Burt Bacharach ($16,200), ex-Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island ($10,000) and actresses Amanda Seyfried ($3,000), Deidre Hall ($500) and Bridget Fonda ($450).
Texas investor Boone Pickens and billionaire telecommunications executive Kenny Troutt each sent $32,400 to the RNC, the most that an individual can give to a national party committee in a calendar year. Lew Eisenberg, a senior adviser at KKR & Co., gave $25,000.
The RNC received $15,000 each from political action committees linked to House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, Boeing Inc., Honeywell International Inc., Pfizer Inc. and Raytheon Co.