RNC reports raising $10.8 million in May
© Greg Nash

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced Friday that it raised $10.8 million in May, bringing its fundraising total in 2017 to $61.9 million.

“Our fundraising success wouldn’t be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Trump and Congressional Republicans,” Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said in a statement.

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“Breaking yet another fundraising record would not be possible without the unwavering commitment from Republican supporters, who know the president and Republican leadership are dedicated to improving and strengthening our country,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said.

The RNC’s fundraising haul come as the GOP looks to defend a number of contested House and Senate seats heading into 2018.

The party has recently poured money into the highly competitive June 20 run-off race in Georgia’s sixth congressional district, where Democrat Jon Ossoff is battling Republican Karen Handel for the seat previously held by Rep. Tom Price (R) before he was tapped as President Trump's Health and Human Services secretary.

“Thanks to the continued investment by Americans who truly believe conservative values will continue to change this country for the better, the RNC will be there to support, defend, and elect Republicans headed into 2018 and beyond,” McDaniel said.