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DSCC posts best off-year November ever with $5.1 million haul

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The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce Monday its best fundraising numbers ever for an off-year November, after bringing in $5.1 million for the month.

The committee, the campaign arm for Senate Democrats, raised $48.6 million so far this year and ended November with $12 million in the bank.

“The reckless and irresponsible Republican agenda remains wildly unpopular, and Democrats across the country are energized," DSCC Executive Director Guy Cecil said in a statement. "The Koch brothers are aggressively blanketing the airwaves in a few key battleground races, but we are raising the resources to fight back."

The Koch-backed group Americans For Prosperity has so far spent $1.6 million in Louisiana, where Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu faces a tough re-election bid, and $3.5 million in North Carolina attacking Sen. Kay Hagan, another highly vulnerable Democratic incumbent.

Democrats, well aware of the heavy-spending Republican groups they will face during the high-stakes 2014 midterm elections, have been fundraising aggressively and regularly outpacing their counterparts at the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

The DSCC's November fundraising total was boosted in no small part by a bundle of fundraisers headlined by President Obama, including two in Miami, two in Dallas and one in Philadelphia, all benefiting the DSCC. The president also appeared at two fundraisers in Los Angeles in late November to jointly benefit the DSCC and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

The NRSC has not yet announced its fundraising numbers for November, but it had $5 million in the bank at the end of October, bringing its annual total to $29.5 million so far.

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