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Dems’ Senate committee outraises GOP in January

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 | 7:59 a.m.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats' committee trying to keep the party's majority in the Senate raised more money in January than its Republican counterpart.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said Wednesday it raised almost $6.6 million in the first month of 2014. The National Republican Senatorial Committee raised $4.6 million during the same time.

Democrats have $15 million banked and have paid down $1.25 million of the debt it posted at the end of 2013. The committee still has $2.5 million in red ink.

Republicans have $10 million in hand and no debt.

Thirty-five Senate seats are up this year, and Democrats will be defending 21 of them. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to wrest the Senate from Democrats' control.