From NBC's Mark Murray
The political parties today released their fundraising numbers for September and the 3rd quarter. The Republican National Committee reported raising $8.7 million in September and a combined $22.9 million for the 3rd quarter. By comparison, the Democratic National Committee reported slightly more than $8 million last month and $24.2 million for the quarter.
So the RNC had the best month, and the DNC had the best quarter. In fact, the DNC says that this is the first quarter they've outraised the RNC since 2004. Of course, it helps having an incumbent president raising money for you, as he's doing tonight.