A tale of two fundraising hauls for May spells doom for the Democrats. The Republican National Committee eagerly emailed its supporters Tuesday with news it had set a record for May.
Today, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel and Finance Chairman Steve Wynn announced the RNC raised $10.8 million in May, a new post-presidential record, and $61.9 million overall in 2017. “Our fundraising success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Trump and Congressional Republicans,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “Thanks to the continued investment by Americans who truly believe conservative values will continue to change this country for the better, the RNC will be there to support, defend, and elect Republicans headed into 2018 and beyond.”
The story at the Democratic National Committee was not so rosy. They had their worst fundraising since 2003, raking in just $4.29 million.
Their lackluster fundraising is becoming a trend. In fact, April’s haul was so paltry that NBC’s Hallie Jackson even demanded answers from new DNC Chair Tom Perez, who deferred blame.
“I got there on March 1,” he told her.
The Democrats’ financial troubles were on display in Georgia Tuesday night as well, when Republican Karen Handel defeated her Democratic opponent Jon Ossoff in the special election to fill the seat left vacant by now HHS Secretary Tom Price. Despite spending millions, their guy still lost.
“After spending more than $30 million, Ossoff becomes the biggest loser in the history of Congress," Congressional Leadership Fund Executive Director Corry Bliss said.