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Senate Democrats again outraise Senate Republicans

Friday - 6/20/2014, 7:10pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats' campaign arm again outraised its Republican rival last month and borrowed $5.2 million to buy a Capitol Hill home next to its headquarters, according to campaign finance reports filed Friday.

Both campaign groups' fundraising summaries showed donors were continuing to open wallets. Democrats are defending a narrow majority, and strategists from both parties say Republicans have a shot at picking up the six seats they need to claim that status for the first time since 2006's elections.

Democratic donors gave $8.3 million to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in May. At the same time, officials said the committee saved $28.2 million.

GOP donors, meanwhile, gave the National Republican Senatorial Committee $5.8 million in May. The committee has saved $22.1 million.

Both committees are amassing sizeable bank accounts to pay for on-the-ground operatives and on-the-air television ads in tight races.

Democrats have outraised Republicans in 15 of the last 17 months.

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