The campaign arm of House Republicans has smashed its non-election year fundraising record in the first three quarters of 2017.
The National Republican Congressional Committee has raised $72.6 million in 2017 so far, more than it raised in any previous off-year election cycle for a full year, McClatchy DC reported Thursday.
This year's total outpaces 2015's fundraising haul by $10.4 million.
The NRCC has $38.4 million in cash on hand—which is $18.5 million more than it had at the same time in 2015, the last non-election year—after raking in $4.9 million in September.
"It's a team effort and we're appreciative to all those who came through in a big way, including Speaker [Paul] Ryan and Leader [Kevin] McCarthy," NRCC chairman Steve Stivers (Ohio) said in a statement.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, the campaign arm for House Democrats, has not yet released its September fundraising figures, though it raised more than the NRCC from May to August of this year.
The strong numbers from both sides in non-election years indicate how expensive and competitive the battle for the House of Representatives will be in 2018.