From NBC's Domenico Montanaro and Matthew Samuels
Helped by a fundraiser with President Obama in Chicago in July, the Democratic National Committee outraised its Republican counterpart last month.
The Republican National Committee earlier today announced it had raised $6 million in July. But the DNC raised $9.1 million over the same period.
"We have a plan in place and we're raising the money we need to support our operations on behalf of the president's agenda, including passing health insurance reform, and to support our political operations, state parties and campaigns," DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse said in a statement to First Read.
But the RNC still has more cash on hand, more overall money raised and zero debt. The DNC has $16.3 million cash on hand; The RNC has $21.8 (down about $2 million from June, which the RNC says is for prepping the New Jersey and Virginia governor's races.) The DNC is is carrying $5.1 million in debt; The RNC has $0 debt. The DNC has raised a total of $46.7 million this year; The RNC has taken in $51.9 million.