WASHINGTON, April 19 (UPI) -- The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee announced it raised $7.4 million in March and more than $17.7 million since the start of the year.
The amount of the funds, dedicated to preserving the Democrats' four-seat advantage over the Republican Party in the Senate in the upcoming elections, is a new high, The Hill reported Thursday.
"We have spent the (funding) cycle aggressively recruiting great candidates in open and Republican-held seats. Now donors are more enthusiastic than ever about the likelihood we will keep the majority," Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil said.
The committee reported a total war chest of $24 million and no debt.
Senate Republicans have not released their March figures but raised $5 million in February and have more than $16 million stored away, the newspaper said.