The National Republican Congressional Committee announced that it raised some $7 million from donors attending its annual March Dinner. The dinner -- which Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is keynoting -- is being held Tuesday night at the National Building Museum in Washington.
Of that total, co-host Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) raised $600,000 personally.
NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said the money would help "retire" Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Calif.). "The NRCC is committed to working with Republican candidates across the country to make sure that this Democrat majority pays the price for its arrogant Washington-knows-best approach to governing," Sessions said in a statement.