RNC expands field program to record 500 staffers ahead of midterms
June 15, 2018
"The Republican National Committee (RNC) is beefing up its field program five months out from the midterms, expanding its number of staffers on the ground to a record 500 across the country.
"The RNC is holding a 'National Day of Action' on Saturday which coincides with the third anniversary of President Trump announcing his candidacy. On Saturday, the committee’s state teams will hold hundreds of trainings and train 2,000 volunteers before they start canvassing. The committee has also trained over 15,000 fellows as part of its Republican Legislative Initiative (RLI).
"'When I met with then-candidate Donald Trump on his first visit to Michigan, I saw that he was determined to do things differently. He showed up, his message resonated with voters, and their enthusiasm led Michigan to flip ‘red’ for the first time since 1988,' RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to The Hill.
"The RNC has been a fundraising powerhouse, consistently outpacing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) since last May. The RNC ended April with $43.8 million cash on hand, compared to the DNC’s $8.7 million."
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