Republican National Committee tops $200 million in fundraising ahead of midterms
July 17, 2018
"The Republican National Committee has raised more than $200 million this election cycle, according to an RNC official, the fastest the committee has reached the milestone in a midterm period.
"The fundraising achievement, which was expected after the committee came within $900,000 of $200 million last month, is significant for a party that is trying to buck historical norms in 2018. The political party in power traditionally gets rejected at the ballot box two years after they take power, a fact that President Donald Trump has mentioned numerous times in public and private as Republicans prepare for November.
"The RNC raised $13.9 million in the month of June -- the most it has raised in that month in a non-presidential year -- bringing its total fundraising haul to $213 million for the 2017-2018 cycle.
"The committee has $50.7 million in the bank and no debt.
"'What I see when I travel the country is that Americans continue to be enthusiastic about President Trump and the Republican agenda,' RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement. 'That enthusiasm has allowed for me to grow our war chest and invest it into what has become the biggest ground game in our Party's history.
"With an eye on investing $250 million into the party's midterm efforts, McDaniel has spent a bulk of her time traveling from state-to-state to raise money for the party."
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