The Democratic National Committee raised $8.5 million in June and has $9.3 million in the bank, according to campaign finance records released late Friday.
Both figures are far behind what the Republican National Committee claims to have raised. Fox News reported on Wednesday that the GOP claims it raised $20.8 million in June and has $43.5 million cash on hand. Republicans also say the party has no debt, while the DNC has $5.7 million in liabilities.
June doesn’t appear to be an anomaly. The DNC has raised just shy of $23 million over the past three months, while Republicans say they’ve raked in $51 million. The RNC has posting record fundraising numbers so far this year. In February, the party raised $14.6 million, a record high for that month in a non-election year.
The RNC, which has yet to file its official campaign finance documents, boasted about its strong showing in an email blast on Saturday.
“In June, the RNC brought in twice as much money as the DNC. Cycle to date, under RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, we’ve raised more than double that of the DNC and have no debt. Comparatively, the DNC is nearly six million dollars in debt,” said Steve Guest, the RNC’s rapid response director.
Guest pointed to a Vice News article that quoted Hillary Clinton campaign and DNC alum Adam Parkhomenko saying of Democrats’ relatively paltry showing: “They need to get their shit together. Now.”
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