NRCC boasts record, $45.4 million haul in second quarter, outpaces DCCC

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The National Republican Congressional Committee raised more money in the first half of 2021 than at any time in its history, collecting $45.4 million in the second quarter to close the period with $55 million cash on hand to spend on the 2022 midterm elections.

The House Republican campaign arm hauled in $20.1 million in June, far more than the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s $14.4 million, bolstered by cash transfers from Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. The month capped off a first six months of the year that saw the NRCC raise $79.2 million, a 78% increase over the $44.5 million the committee brought in during the same period in 2019.

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“We will take back the majority next fall and voters are doing everything they can to help us accomplish that goal,” Rep. Tom Emmer of Minnesota, the NRCC chairman, said in a statement. “Every vulnerable House Democrat should be eyeing the exits because if they choose to run, they will lose.”

With these numbers, it is abundantly clear opposition to the certification of President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory by House Republicans, registered in votes held Jan. 6 during a joint session of Congress, has not hampered NRCC fundraising, nor that of top House GOP leaders. From Jan. 1 to June 30, McCarthy transferred $12.8 million to the NRCC, and Scalise transferred $8.4 million.

This strong fundraising performance comes despite the fact that some corporate political action committees have hesitated to give in light of that vote and the ransacking of the Capitol by grassroots supporters of former President Donald Trump.

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The DCCC raised $36.5 million in the second quarter and entered July with a $44 million war chest. The House Democratic campaign arm’s June and second-quarter figures were a committee best for an off-year (the year before the election year.) The DCCC has nearly $20 million more in the bank than it did at this point in 2019.

“Our strong fundraising success shows American voters are rejecting Republican extremism and know just how critical a Democratic House majority is to protecting our democracy and delivering for American families,” Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, the DCCC chairman, said in a statement.

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Original Author: David M. Drucker

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