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RNC Brings In Record January Haul, Dwarfing Dems' Total
Real Clear Politics ^ | 02/22/20 | Philip Wegmann

Posted on 02/22/2020 10:07:09 AM PST by lasereye

With a fundraising haul that set a January record, Republicans have a lot of money. New figures show the Republican National Committee raised $27.2 million last month, bringing its total this presidential cycle to $268.3 million, easily outdistancing Democrats’ $103.1 million.

For comparison on the GOP side, the last time a Republican president was an incumbent at this stage of the campaign, the RNC raised $107 million in 2004. All this 2020 money makes RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel very happy.

The RNC has burned through some money but has a reserve of $76 million. What’s more, the party doesn’t have a dollar of debt. Meanwhile, President Trump has been raising his own campaign cash since declaring his 2020 intentions the day he took office. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, he has brought in $211 million since then.

Republicans cite these facts with obvious glee, and they invite reporters to contrast their numbers with those of their competitors across town at the Democratic National Committee. According to the Federal Election Commission, the DNC raised $10 million in January. The committee did not return request for comment.
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Another reason for hope for Democrats? Bloomberg.

Even if the billionaire loses the primary, his campaign will likely morph into a sort of outside super PAC to support the nominee.

If Democrats are going to beat Donald Trump, they have to hope Bloomberg’s checks, and others, keep coming.

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020; dnc; fundraising; rnc
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Besides Bloomberg and Soros, there's a ton of dark money out there, where the Dems do very well. I'm going to contribute to several individual House and Senate candidates in close races, like James in MI. I'll probably give money to Susan Collins, even though she's no conservative, because she's pushing back against the psychos.
1 posted on 02/22/2020 10:07:09 AM PST by lasereye
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To: lasereye
Dwarfing Dems.


2 posted on 02/22/2020 10:15:19 AM PST by dead (Trump puts crazy glue on their grenades and they never know it until after they pull the pin.)
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To: lasereye

The DNC may be broke but Democrats have a sizable unofficial money haul that will keep them competitive.


3 posted on 02/22/2020 10:15:44 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: goldstategop

Not to mention in kind media contributions...


4 posted on 02/22/2020 10:24:51 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (AOC the bartender would have had to work on the second floor at Miss Kitty’s saloon...)
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To: goldstategop
The DNC may be broke but Democrats have a sizable unofficial money haul that will keep them competitive.

Pretty much. Same thing happened in 2018. RNC far out raised DNC only for a mountain of money to pour into the coffers of Democratic candidates from billionaires like Soros and Bloomberg. They ended up taking The House. If I were The RNC I wouldn't crow too much but rather quadruple efforts to raise money.

5 posted on 02/22/2020 10:25:26 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: lasereye
GOP should spend that money fighting tooth and nail to win. RINOs need to join the fight, step aside or join the losing side. If Democrats win the House or Senate there'll be hell to pay.

If America wins I hope President Trump focuses on election crime and corruption using every bit of power he has. America needs a secure election system first and foremost.
6 posted on 02/22/2020 10:26:49 AM PST by \/\/ayne (I regret that I have but one subscription cancellation notice to give to my local newspaper.)
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To: lasereye

https://ballotpedia.org/Democratic_Senatorial_Campaign_Committee

... As of the February 2020 campaign finance reports, the same six party committees—three Democratic committees and three Republican committees—have raised a combined $754.4 million during the 2020 election cycle ($443.9 million across the three Republican committees and $310.5 million across the three Democratic committees)...

[And add the $700 million (so far) anti-Trump crusade from Steyer and Bloomberg]


7 posted on 02/22/2020 10:45:16 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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To: lasereye

is the RNC $ controlled by GOP-e or people friendlier to PDJT now?


8 posted on 02/22/2020 10:48:58 AM PST by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE).)
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I keep saying these numbers are irrelevant as the GOP and Dem funding models are so different. The GOP accrues huge war chests, mostly to fight against conservatives or line the pockets of their consultant buddies. For example, the current mess in Virginia is due entirely to the GOP fighting against THEIR OWN CANDIDATE two elections ago, supporting instead Xlintoon bag man Terry McAwful and his successor, Gov. Baby Killer McGungrabber.

The Dems fund candidates more directly through decentralized support, i.e. individual/corporate/PAC commies send money to their favorite commie candidates directly. Plus, the Dems have the overwhelming advantage of controlling nearly the entirety of the media, and can thus count on $5-10 BILLION in friendly news coverage, $20B if you count down ballot elections.


9 posted on 02/22/2020 11:02:51 AM PST by crusher (GREEN: Globaloney for the Gullible)
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To: jjotto

There is a better overview of the six committees at this page.

https://ballotpedia.org/Party_committee_fundraising,_2019-2020


10 posted on 02/22/2020 11:24:39 AM PST by Steven Scharf
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To: Steven Scharf

Very good!


11 posted on 02/22/2020 11:26:21 AM PST by jjotto (Next week, BOOM!, for sure!)
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So how Much do
The Dems need to
Take the White House
and beat Trump?


12 posted on 02/22/2020 11:32:00 AM PST by Big Red Badger (Despised by the Despicable!)
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Huge RNC fundraising, massive crowds at Trump rallies (including many former Democrat voters!), low Dem voter enthusiasm,

Could we be looking at a landslide Trump reelection?

FRiends, no matter where you live – a deep Blue or Red state, GO VOTE!!! We need not only an electoral college landslide, but a resounding popular vote victory (putting that popular vote vs EC BS to rest), and handing the left-wing idiots a gut wrench demoralizing defeat!


13 posted on 02/22/2020 11:46:25 AM PST by Synthesist
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According to the Federal Election Commission, the DNC raised $10 million in January...

From a fund-raising email. I got this a few hours ago:

Friend,

We're sorry for the Saturday email but this week's been a whirlwind. Here's what you need to know:

1. Democrats announced their best January fundraising haul -- in history

2. Liberal presidential candidates are raking in cash after their radical, anti-Trump debate

3. Our end of month fundraising deadline is right around the corner and we're short by a mile

We know we can't reach our goal this weekend... but we need to raise $15,000 by Sunday or we won't stand a chance to make our monthly goal.

Fortunately, Steve Scalise just activated a 500% donation match because he knows how important this benchmark is.

Get 500% Matched Now →

Democrats are rallying their Hollywood elites and megadonors right now.

We don't have that luxury. That's why we're coming directly to you. We HAVE to keep up.

Anything you give this weekend will go five times further.

Thanks,

House Conservatives

Sent via Team Scalise

14 posted on 02/22/2020 11:53:36 AM PST by C210N
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To: crusher
The GOP accrues huge war chests, mostly to fight against conservatives or line the pockets of their consultant buddies.

That was pre-Trump and before dozens of RINOs were retired or were defeated over the past two election cycles. We're living in the era of Trump and Trump and his allies in the party are going to have the most control on how the GOP money is spent.

15 posted on 02/22/2020 11:54:51 AM PST by Kazan
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To: lasereye

To bad they will use it to elect / reelect RINOe.


16 posted on 02/22/2020 11:58:16 AM PST by Leep (Everyday is Trump Day!)
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To: C210N

DCCC vs. NRCC for that e-mail most likely


17 posted on 02/22/2020 12:16:44 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: goldstategop

Didn’t Bloomie say he was in for up to 2 billion? He has already spent 400 mil. If the money were to decide the election then we have already lost.


18 posted on 02/22/2020 12:47:27 PM PST by arthurus (\\=|_|Ll _,)
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To: SmokingJoe

Most campaign money is raised by the candidates, and some of the Democrats substantially outspend their Republican opponents in close races. I dont think the reverse has happened in recent years.


19 posted on 02/22/2020 12:49:24 PM PST by lasereye
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To: Kazan

It’s best to contribute to individual candidates or conservative PAC’s, such as pro-life, pro-gun etc.


20 posted on 02/22/2020 12:52:59 PM PST by lasereye
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