RNC raises $5 million in February

The Republican National Committee raised $5 million in February, ending the month with $7.5 million in cash on hand.

Nearly all of the money raised came from donations of less than $200, and the party improved on its fundraising performance from February 2011, the last non-election year.

But it's less than the committee raised in January, when the RNC brought in $6.9 million and closed the month with $7.1 million cash on hand. 

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement that the money raised showed supporters were inspired by the GOP's post-election report, which offered recommendations on how the GOP could strengthen itself for future elections. 

The report, an autopsy of sorts of the GOP's disastrous performance in the 2012 elections, offered suggestions for how the Republican Party can reach out to minorities and improve its organizational and technological tools. 

"Since introducing our Growth and Opportunity Project report and path forward for the RNC, we have seen a lot of enthusiasm from our grassroots and major donors who are excited about the future of the Republican Party," Priebus said. "Everyone is excited, and wants to do their part to begin welcoming more voters into the party, revamping our boots on the ground campaign and making significant investments in minority engagement and technology as we look to the 2014 and 2016 elections."

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