RNC Sets Another Fundraising Record, Hauls in $14.6 Million for May

President Donald Trump, RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel / Getty Images


The Republican National Committee has set another non-presidential year fundraising record, raising $14.6 million in the month of May.

The haul, announced on Wednesday, brings the RNC's total fundraising numbers for the first two months of the second quarter of 2018 to nearly $28 million. The RNC raised $39 million during the first quarter.

RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement that Americans are "enthusiastic" about President Donald Trump's agenda and that the GOP is building on this enthusiasm for the midterm elections in November.

"Americans are enthusiastic about President Trump and the Republican agenda and they want to see this great American comeback continue," she said. "We are building on that enthusiasm this cycle. We will have the biggest ground game in our party's history. We are not leaving a single vote unturned and we are ready to defy the odds this November."

McDaniel announced in April that the RNC was promising to spend $250 million during the 2018 election cycle to help Republicans maintain control of the House of Representatives.

The RNC has raised $199.1 million for the 2017-2018 election cycle to date. The Democratic National Committee, in contrast, has struggled to raise money this election cycle. April 2018 marked the DNC's worst April of fundraising in a midterm election year since 2006, according to Federal Election Commission data.

The RNC ended May with $47.4 million total cash on hand.

Cameron Cawthorne

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Cameron Cawthorne is a Media Analyst for the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2013. Prior to joining Free Beacon, Cameron was a Legislative Assistant in the Virginia General Assembly and a War Room Analyst at America Rising.

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