House Republicans post record fundraising ahead of midterms

Greg Nash

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) said Wednesday it raised $45.4 million during the second quarter of the year, outraising its Democratic counterparts during the same period. 

The latest haul is the largest raised during a quarter during of an off year in committee history, according to the NRCC. 

The GOP committee said it raised $20.1 million during the month of June alone, and currently has $55 million in the bank. 

The latest NRCC haul comes after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) released its second-quarter fundraising numbers last week. The DCCC brought in $36.5 million during the same period, coming into July with $44 million in the bank. Additionally, the Democratic committee raised $14.4 million in June. 

“We will take back the majority next fall and voters are doing everything they can to help us accomplish that goal,” Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), chairman of the NRCC, said in a statement.

“Our record-breaking fundraising total wouldn’t have been possible without the leadership of Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, our Republican conference, and the tens of thousands of generous donors who have contributed to our mission. Every vulnerable House Democrat should be eyeing the exits because if they choose to run, they will lose.”

The two committees are locked in a fundraising race ahead of what is expected to be a competitive midterm election in 2022. The NRCC outraised the DCCC in January, March and May, while the DCCC outraised the NRCC in February and April.

Democrats currently hold a narrow 220-211 majority in the House. 

— Updated at 8:09 a.m.

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