“Nearly 60% of our donations came from small-dollar donors.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Texas Insider Report) — Like the surging Trump economy that Republicans hope to ride to Election Day victory in 2020, the Republican National Committee (RNC) said Thursday it has raised a record-breaking $15.9 million in April, the latest fundraising reporting month.
“Our record-breaking April fundraising haul is yet another example of the outstanding leadership of Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel, as well as the overwhelming grassroot support for President Trump and the winning results of a Republican-led agenda,” said RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters.
“The three committees, including the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee, continue to see new enthusiasm and support for this president and his policies,” said Republican National Committee National Press Secretary Cassie Smedile.
“Nearly 60% of our donations came from small-dollar donors,” Smedile said.
Republican Party officials also said the party feels confident it can help bolster House and Senate candidates during the 2020 elections.
The RNC has been regularly blasting through fundraising records as it readies for the election, having brought in $61.8 million since the 2018 election.
And while it is spending heavily on technology and organizing, its cash in the bank continues to grow.
“Thanks to the president’s supporters, the RNC continues to grow its robust, permanent field program and top-notch data operation so that we can support Republicans up and down the ballot and re-elect President Trump in 2020,” Walters said.
Party officials also highlighted the party’s spending on infrastructure to help candidates in key battleground states.
- The RNC hired 9 “regional political directors” covering the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Ohio Valley, Southern Atlantic, Florida, Southern Gulf, Midwest, and West, Pacific.
- It also hired 9 directors for states including Florida and Ohio. And it is building out a massive communications operation.
“This early investment is made possible by the success of our fundraising hauls, and provides a significant advantage to GOP candidates up and down the ballot and President Trump. This is something that Democrats won’t be in a position to offer to their nominee or candidates after enduring their months-long bloody primary,” said an RNC official.
What’s more, the party said it continues spending on technology including its voter data bank that is shared with “every GOP candidate free of charge.” As part of that effort, it is also investing in online prospecting to grow its voter email list that it plans to use to reach “tens of millions of voters” with specific messages on issues the data suggests is important to them.
The party also announced it has $34.7 million on hand, and zero debt.
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