RNC Fundraising Hits $56.8M for Quarter, $269.9M Cycle to Date
The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised a record $26.2 million in September, bringing the third quarter (Q3) total to $56.8 million. With the help of President Donald Trump, who endorsed the chair to serve another term, the committee hauled in a record $269.9 million for the entire cycle.
“The choice could not be clearer: results versus resistance,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in an emailed statement. “President Trump and congressional Republicans have achieved many great results for Americans: the lowest unemployment in decades, more jobs here at home, and higher wages across the board. Conversely, Democrats have pushed their resistance agenda to the extreme and are now inciting the far-left mobs.”
The RNC last week announced they had surpassed 50 million volunteer voter contacts 3 weeks ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, more than any other cycle in electoral history. The volunteer voter contacts were made across 28 states and in 172 congressional districts in an effort to preserve Republican control of the U.S. House and expand their majority in the U.S. Senate in November.
“The RNC has made over 52 million voter contacts ahead of Election Day on November 6 to remind voters why it’s critical they elect Republicans and ensure our record of results continues,” Chairwomen McDaniel added.
The RNC also reported the addition of 300,000 new volunteers in July and will report $16.4 million raised in August, their largest monthly fundraising haul of the cycle prior to September. But that was before the confirmation battle over U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
In the first week of October, the RNC saw a 500% increase in donations, raising a total of $5.7 million from September 30 to October 5 during the height of the confirmation controversy. GOP candidates have also enjoyed a significant bump in the polls amid the battle, in which they were victorious.
While big Democratic donors in Silicon Valley, New York City, Los Angeles and, and Hollywood have put big money behind Democratic congressional candidates, which is the main reason they’ve largely out-raised their Republican counterparts. The other reason is that normal base donors have been less than impressed with the party.
“I might give to them if they get their act together,” Democrat Deborah Carey, the founder of the New Glarus Brewing Company in Wisconsin told McClatchy DC, adding that she wants to see a “thoughtful and organized Democratic platform.”
Many Democrats blame DNC Chair Tom Perez, who is well-known for hating the job. Regardless, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is all but broke. The DNC posted its worst midterm fund raising totals in more than a decade.
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