RNC raises nearly $18M in record off-year March donations

RNC raises nearly $18M in record off-year March donations
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) on Tuesday announced that it raised nearly $17.8 million in donations in March, marking the committee's best March off-cycle fundraising haul and its third-best March total ever.

The committee said March's haul brought its total first-quarter fundraising to $44.4 million. Additionally, the RNC said the quarter was its best off-cycle quarter for digital fundraising. 

The RNC attributed its fundraising success, in part, to small-dollar donations, which made up 84 percent of contributions during March. 

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The news comes as Republican lawmakers have also reported raising record amounts of money during the first quarter of 2021. House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz CheneyElizabeth (Liz) Lynn CheneyThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Goldman Sachs - Tokyo Olympics kick off with 2020-style opening ceremony The Hill's Morning Report - Pelosi considers adding GOP voices to Jan. 6 panel Democrats plow ahead with Jan. 6 probe, eyeing new GOP reinforcements MORE (R-Wyo.) brought in $1.5 million in the time period, a record for the congresswoman. Meanwhile, freshman Rep. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP efforts to downplay danger of Capitol riot increase The Memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she's meeting with Trump 'soon' in Florida MORE (R-Ga.) raked in over $3.2 million in the first quarter. 

In the Senate, Sens. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyNoem to travel to South Carolina for early voting event Competition laws could be a death knell for startup mergers and acquisitions Democrat stalls Biden's border nominee MORE (R-Mo.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzOvernight Defense: US launches another airstrike in Somalia | Amendment to expand Pentagon recusal period added to NDAA | No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia No. 2 State Dept. official to lead nuclear talks with Russia next week Here's evidence the Senate confirmation process is broken MORE (R-Texas) respectively raised $3 million and $5.3 million in the first quarter. 

Democrats have also seen record fundraising numbers this year. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) announced last month that it brought in $18.4 million during the first two months of the year. The DNC has not yet reported its March fundraising totals.