I’m not sure why I care, but the Republican National Committee is raising a lot of dough. $15.5 million in January and $14.6 million in February. Both are records for these months in a non-election year.
Despite pouring $300 million into the 2018 midterms, the RNC remains out of debt due to all the money it brings in.
The RNC received $8.6 million in small-dollar donations, which made up 60% of the total. These small-dollar donations have become key to fundraising since the GOP saw success with it when President Donald Trump aimed at those during his 2016 campaign.
I know why I care because Democrats are not doing as well and that means something.
Democrats finally have a reason to hold up their heads. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) raised $11.6 million in February, which is a record for them. The committee only raised $7.2 million in January.
However, the Democrats overall still trail the Republicans when it comes to fundraising. Open Secrets show that the RNC raised almost $325 million in 2018 while the DNC raised around $177 million.
I just like giving them a hard time. And they’ve earned that.