(CNN) Another federal campaign finance deadline, another bad headline for the Democratic National Committee.
The Democratic National Committee's latest report marked its lowest fundraising total for the month of October in at least 15 years, as CNN's Eric Bradner reported on Tuesday.
But it hasn't just been a bad October. It's shaping up to be a dismal post-election year for the DNC, despite hopeful signs in special elections and low popularity for President Donald Trump -- plus, it's looking like a really good post-election year for the National Republican Committee.
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Granted, historically, it's nothing unusual for national Republicans to raise more than national Democrats. In fact, they did so even during years when the party was regrouping after losing presidential elections in 2008 and 2012.