The Democrats’ Senate campaign arm raised more money in October than during the same month in any previous off-year election, boosted by the public anger over a government shutdown and buoyed by President Obama’s seemingly undiminished fundraising prowess.

The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will announce Monday that it brought in $4.8 million in October, besting the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s $3.8 million.

With the October haul, the DSCC has so far raised $43.5 million so far in the 2014 mid-term election cycle. The NRSC has so far raised $29.5 million.

Democrats believe their fundraising advantage reflects, at least in part, the public’s reaction to a 16-day government shutdown in October. Most Americans blame the fiscal crisis on Republicans and their ultimately futile effort to defund or delay Obamacare.

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