RNC outraises DNC in record-breaking November

RNC outraises DNC in record-breaking November
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The Republican National Committee announced Wednesday it raised $8.2 million in November, outraising the Democratic National Committee by $2.5 million. 

The RNC’s November haul brings its 2017 fundraising total to $121.4 million. It is also the most the national campaign committee has ever raised in the November of a non-election year, according to the RNC.

The DNC, meanwhile, raised $5.7 million in November and has raised roughly $62 million so far in 2017, according to fillings with the Federal Election Commission.

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The DNC remained well behind Republican fundraising despite significant electoral victories last month in Virginia and New Jersey, although their fundraising totals were up month-over-month.

The disparity builds on October fundraising totals, when the RNC hauled in $9.2 million, compared to the DNC's $3.9 million. 

While the DNC's fundraising has been sluggish, the RNC has seen a boost in fundraising since President TrumpDonald John TrumpMueller report findings could be a 'good day' for Trump, Dem senator says Trump officials heading to China for trade talks next week Showdown looms over Mueller report MORE took office.

The RNC was scrutinized earlier this month when it reinstated its support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy MooreRoy Stewart MooreRoy Moore says he's 'seriously considering' 2020 Senate bid Doug Jones: Trump unintentionally giving 'green light' to hate crimes GOP candidate welcomes Roy Moore to enter Alabama Senate primary MORE. Moore, who lost his Dec. 12 special election to Democrat Doug Jones, was facing allegations of sexual misconduct, including that he molested a 14-year-old when he was 32.

The RNC initially rescinded its support in November, but backed Moore again following Trump’s endorsement of the candidate. 

Wednesday's announcement comes on the heels of Republicans passing sweeping tax-reform legislation. The bill passed without a single Democratic vote, and will be sent to Trump for his signature.

The legislation slashes the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, repeals ObamaCare’s mandate requiring most individuals to buy insurance and opens up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil drilling.