Contributed by Jeff Lucas
Reeling from a Donald Trump GOP victory in November, House Republican’s up the ante with a record $10 million in fundraising in January.
The previous record was $7 million more than 10 years ago.
House Speaker Paul Ryan reportedly transferred more than $3.4 million to the campaign arm in January to bolster the party’s coffers in an effort to seize on the excitement and rare political atmosphere currently presiding in Washington.
For the 1st time in a decade, along with the Trump victory, the Republicans have control of both the White House and Congress. With this victory, the republicans lost 6 seats in the 2016 election and realize now, more than ever, the critical need to maintain control to enact the conservative agenda of replacing Obamacare and repealing current tax code.
‘When Paul Ryan became Speaker of the House 14 months ago his DC political operation consisted of one person,’ an aide on his political team stated. “We built a political operation based on the conservative, pro-growth vision Paul Ryan and his colleagues hoped to finally put into action with unified Republican government. Despite all the challenges of 2016 this strategy worked.”
Democrats will need to replace 24 seats in the House if they want to regain control there and Republicans contend that though unlikely, it’s not an impossible task.
New NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers (R-Ohio) said in a statement to The Hill, “Our strong fundraising numbers reflect the enthusiasm behind our agenda after a historic election.”
H/T: The Hill
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