RNC Again Breaks Fundraising Record, Brings in $14.2 Million in July

President Donald Trump, RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel / Getty Images
• August 20, 2018 9:17 am


The Republican National Committee added July 2018 to its list of record-breaking fundraising periods, raising $14.2 million last month.

The figure is the most the RNC has raised in any July of a non-presidential election year, CBS News reports. The latest monthly total brings the RNC's fundraising haul this election cycle to $227.2 million.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CBS News that the Democratic Party lacks a platform outside of resisting President Donald Trump while the Republicans work to defend their majorities through an aggressive ground game.

"We've used our unprecedented grassroots support to build the biggest field program we've ever had to defend our House and Senate majorities," McDaniel said. "History might be against us, but we're making sure every voter knows we're the party of results. All the Democrats have is resistance."

While Democratic congressional committees hold a fundraising advantage over Republicans, the RNC has a significant monetary advantage over the Democratic National Committee. At the end of June, the RNC had five times more money in the bank than the DNC, and the RNC had zero debt.

The DNC continues to face ongoing issues centered on its leadership. Its vice chairman, Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), was accused by an ex-girlfriend earlier this month of physical and emotional abuse He recently won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general.

Throughout the year, the RNC has repeatedly broken monthly and quarterly fundraising records as it prepares to also defend the White House in 2020.