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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 CheneyCheney: 'It is disgusting and despicable' to see Gosar 'lie' about Jan. 6 GOP's Stefanik defends Trump DOJ secret subpoenas McCarthy pushes back on Biden criticism of GOP at NATO 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 HawleyGOP divided over bills targeting tech giants Pence heckled with calls of 'traitor' at conservative conference Five takeaways on the Supreme Court's Obamacare decision MORE (R-Mo.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Ted Cruz says critical race theory is as racist as 'Klansmen in white sheets' Pentagon pulling 'certain forces and capabilities,' including air defenses, from Middle East 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.