The Republican National Committee has blown the Democratic National Committee out of the water—again—when it comes to fundraising totals ahead of the midterm elections.
Reaching another fundraising record, the RNC has pulled in $252 million this cycle, an RNC official told The Hill. August’s total came to $16.4 million, which is the largest monthly amount of the cycle.
The GOP now has nearly $42 million in the bank. In contrast, the DNC has raised approximately $116 million from January 2017 to July 2018, with only $7.8 million in the bank at the end of that month.
The RNC’s fundraising chops have helped them build a big data-focused field operation. The national party plans to spend $250 million to protect majorities in both chambers.
The committee says it has 540 paid staffers working in 28 states. The RNC has made 38 million voter contacts through phones and canvassing.
The RNC has repeatedly outraised the Democratic National Committee (DNC), which has yet to release its August numbers. The GOP committee has outpaced its Democratic counterpart for 16 consecutive months. (The Hill)
“Enthusiasm for President Trump and his successful agenda is fueling our record-breaking fundraising and energizing our grassroots supporters,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel.
“With less than 50 days until the midterm elections we have built the largest ground game ever, and we are ready to defy history on November 6th.”
Enthusiasm for @realDonaldTrump & his agenda is fueling our record-breaking fundraising & energizing our grassroots supporters.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) September 20, 2018
Less than 50 days out, we've built the largest ground game ever & we're ready to #DefyHistory on November 6th.https://t.co/8PpsqZ7EG5