As it builds resources before next year's midterm elections, the Republican National Committee (RNC) beat the rival Democratic National Committee (DNC) last month, according to the latest fundraising figures issued by the two national party organizations. [tweet_embed] December 21, 2021[/tweet_embed] The RNC pulled in $10.7 million in November, topping the DNC, bringing roughly $9.1 million in fundraising last month. The RNC, which shared its fundraising figures first with Fox News on Monday, touted that its fundraising last month was its best post-presidential election in November on record. The November fundraising brings the RNC's haul for the first 11 months of the year to approximately $147.3 million, barely ahead of the $146.5 million raised this year by the DNC. The DNC's fundraising, which was declared earlier on Monday, includes money raised through the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund. [tweet_embed] December 21, 2021[/tweet_embed] The DNC has a slight cash-on-hand advantage, with $67.4 million in the bank, compared to $65.5 million in the RNC's coffers. The RNC stressed that they had zero debt. The DNC was carrying a minimal debt of around half a million dollars. Both parties are building their campaign funds ahead of the 2022 midterms, when the Democrats will be supporting their razor-thin majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate. Meanwhile, many say that the 2022 House election cycle is expected to be hard-fought as Democrats maintained razor-thin majorities and Republicans eye the possibility for historic gains in a favorable political environment. Though few races may be as hotly contested, or expensive, as the empty seat in Texas' 15th Congressional District. There's no incumbent in the 15th after Republicans squeezed Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, out of his seat throughout the state's redistricting process. GOP candidate Monica De La Cruz, who almost upset Gonzalez in 2020, is running again in a cycle that's expected to be even more favorable for Republicans. "I believe that the Democrat Party is going to spend a lot of money on my race and pour tons of resources into District 15," De La Cruz announced. "We've already seen the Pelosi and AOC investment into Vicente Gonzalez's campaign earlier this year, and I think we're going to continue seeing that trend because they know what we know, which is that there's an awakening in South Texas." [tweet_embed] December 21, 2021[/tweet_embed] According to FiveThirtyEight, the 15th Congressional District is the most competitive in the state after GOP lawmakers redrew the state's district lines based on the latest census. And Texas is supposed to be a hotbed for political spending this year as former presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke runs to flip the Texas governor's mansion blue after a presidential campaign in 2020 and an expensive Senate campaign in 2018.