President Trump has helped to fuel a record-breaking fundraising total for the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) first quarter.
On Friday, the RNC announced its biggest fundraising haul ever in the first quarter after a presidential race. The $41.5 million was raised in the first three months of 2017. Setting a new record, the RNC reports $12.2 million was raised in March alone, also the most they’ve ever raised in that month following a presidential race.
In a statement, RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel credited President Trump, in part, for the big numbers.
“Our record-setting fundraising pace has been fueled by grassroots enthusiasm for President Trump and the Republican Party,” said McDaniel. “The RNC is in a strong position to make an impact in key races in 2017 and 2018 as we plan to take a leading role in preserving our congressional majorities and prepare to reelect President Trump in 2020.”
Steve Wynn, RNC finance chairman, says the numbers show that voters approve of Trump, as well as favor GOP majorities in the Senate and Congress.
“Americans across the country are expressing their belief that their best chance for a better life in our country is with continued Republican control of the House, Senate and the White House under President Trump,” Wynn said.
As the second woman to lead the RNC, McDaniel will aim to keep those Republican majorities in both chambers during the November 2018 midterm elections.
In order for Democrats to take a House majority, they need to win at least 24 seats, depending on the results of five upcoming special elections.
In the Senate, Republicans currently enjoy a two-seat majority. In November, the Democrats will have to work hard to keep 10 Democratic incumbents running races in states that Trump won, while only one GOP candidate is facing re-election in a state Hillary Clinton won.
H/T: The Hill
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