In what could foreshadow a huge shift in Washington power in 2022, the committee which helps Republicans get control of the House has announced a record-breaking fundraising over the past three months.
The National GOP Congressional Committee reported this week that it raked in a huge $45.4 million during their second quarter, the highest number ever seen in a non-election year.
June alone had the Republican re-election arm getting $20.1 million, the record monthly number in an off election cycle year. June also was the fourth month in a row that the committee reported a record-breaking total.
The second quarter loot brings the annual fundraising amount for the NRCC to a staggering $79.2 million, which is the highest for the first half of the year and supposedly a 78% boost over the $44.5 million brought in during the 2019 cycle.
Helping the good news for the GOP, the NRCC also noted that its cash for 2021 is almost double what it had during 2019.
“We will win back the majority and voters are helping us accomplish that goal.,” said NRCC Chairman and Republican Congressman Tom Emmer (Minn.) in a comment. “Every vulnerable Democrat in the house should be looking for the exit because if they decide to run, they will fail.”
Emmer then stressed that the record-topping fundraising “would not have happened” without the leadership of Republican House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.) and Republican Whip Steve Scalise (La.) on top of the “tens of thousands” of generous donors.
The NRCC outdid the Dem Congressional Campaign Committee in Q2, going past its rival by around $9 million. Though it’s important to note that the DCCC’s $36.5 million Q2 total was also its record figure for that time period.
The AP said that the “big sums signal that Americans of both parties are excited for what is believed to be very contentious midterm elections.”
But history is on the Republican side, as the party that does not control the White House usually does pick up lots of gains in the Senate and House during midterms.
Author: Steven Sinclaire