Impeachment Backlash Propels RNC to Record Fundraising Haul in September
The Republican National Committee raised $27.3 million in September, the most ever during an off-cycle month for either the RNC or the Democratic National Committee, according to Fox News.
At the end of last month, the RNC had $59.2 million cash on hand.
“This cycle, to date, the RNC has more than doubled the Democratic National Committee’s fundraising efforts, according to the GOP, which also noted that the Democrats, as of last month, carried $7.3 million in debt,” Fox reported.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry on Sept. 24 after weeks of back-and-forth between House Democrats and the Trump administration over a now-controversial intelligence official’s whistleblower complaint regarding a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“While Democrats focus on fighting President Trump, Republicans have prioritized voters and we have another record-breaking fundraising month — the highest ever off-cycle — to show for it,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told Fox News.
“Voters are tired of Democrats’ petty politics and baseless witch hunts, and their shameful attacks have only energized our grassroots army and allowed us to lay the groundwork for Republicans to take back the House, expand our majority in the Senate and re-elect President Trump in 2020,” she added.
Voters are tired of Democrats’ baseless witch hunts.@realDonaldTrump’s supporters fueled another record-breaking fundraising month — the most either party has ever raised in a non-election year — and we’re already working hard to ahead of 2020!https://t.co/S9nNqa247W
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 17, 2019
On average, each donor contributed $44.50.
More than 98 percent of Trump’s donations, meanwhile, came from individuals who gave $200 or less.
Trump’s campaign and the RNC raised significantly more cash in the third quarter than any Democrat running to challenge him in 2020.
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The RNC, meanwhile, is currently in the midst of a “Stop the Madness” fundraising campaign to push back on the impeachment narrative.
“Our goal is to cause chaos,” RNC spokesman Rick Gorka, who’s leading the campaign, told Fox.
“This is a poison pill. When you couple the impeachment process with the socialist policies being espoused by 2020 Democrats, it’s going to sink their chances at the ballot box, especially with those crucial swing voters and independents across the country.”
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