House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWoodward: Milley was 'setting in motion sensible precautions' with calls to China Thompson says he hopes Jan 6. committee can complete work by 'early spring' Juan Williams: Shame on the anti-mandate Republicans MORE (R-Calif.) raised more than $43 million in the first half of 2021, his campaign said Wednesday, a staggering sum that will help bolster Republicans as they look to take back control of the House next year.
The $43.6 million haul includes $16.5 million raised in the second quarter of the year, according to McCarthy’s campaign. The top House Republican has already transferred $15 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and state parties and has given another $6.8 million to Republican House incumbents in competitive districts.
McCarthy touted his fundraising numbers as a sign of enthusiasm for Republicans, who will likely need to pick up roughly a half-dozen seats next year to regain their majority in the lower chamber.
"Americans across the country are showing they want a new way forward,” he said in a statement, blaming President BidenJoe BidenUN meeting with US, France canceled over scheduling issue Schumer moves to break GOP blockade on Biden's State picks GOP Rep. Cawthorn likens vaccine mandates to 'modern-day segregation' MORE and Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats seek to cool simmering tensions Louisiana delegation split over debt hike bill with disaster aid House Democrats unveil legislation to curtail presidential power MORE (D-Calif.) for stalling the post-pandemic economic recovery and worsening inflation.
“Under a Republican led House we will return our economy to the greatest in the world and ensure every American can get back to work,” he added. “Better days are ahead, and I look forward to winning back the House majority in November 2022.”
McCarthy’s announcement came a day after the NRCC revealed that it had raised $45.4 million in the second quarter, bringing its total for the first half of the year to more than $79 million.
The group will report having $55 million in cash on hand, besting its Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), which is expected to report having more than $44 million in the bank.
The DCCC announced last week that it had raised $36.5 million in the second quarter.