The Republican committee working to retain GOP control of the House has $36 million in the bank going into the final stretch of the congressional campaign.
Rep. Tom Reynolds, R-N.Y., the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said his organization raised $8.5 million last month in a concerted effort to gain a financial edge over its Democratic counterpart.
The money in hand puts the committee $10 million ahead compared to the same period prior to the 2004 election. At a news conference with reporters, Reynolds said the fundraising places his committee ahead of a pace he had set at the start of the campaign.
Democrats need to gain 15 seats in the House on Nov. 7 to take control after a dozen years of Republican rule.