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House Democrats' campaign arm still has $55M saved

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By PHILIP ELLIOTT

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats' campaign arm spent heavily last month but still has almost $55 million in the bank for an uphill fight against the Republican majority.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Thursday released a summary of its fundraising that shows it collected more than $10 million in August. It also spent $12 million last month.

Its GOP rival has not yet released its fundraising tally and faces a Saturday deadline to do so.

Heading into August, the Democrats had outraised the Republicans in 17 of the previous 19 months.

Republicans are expected to hold onto their majority after November's elections, when all 435 House seats are up for election. Redrawn congressional districts favor Republicans and only a handful of seats are seen as competitive.

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