RNC reports $41.5 million fundraising haul in first quarter

The Republican National Committee raised $12 million in March and a total of $41.5 million in the first quarter, the committee announced Friday.

The first quarter total is a record for fundraising after a presidential election, the committee said, adding that the total was bolstered by nearly $20 million in incoming funds in January.

Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel credited the numbers to “grassroots enthusiasm” for President Donald Trump.

“It is clear voters are invested in our party and the president,” McDaniel said. “The RNC is in a strong position to make an impact in key races in 2017 and 2018 as we plan to take a leading role in preserving our congressional majorities and prepare to reelect President Trump in 2020.”

The totals leave the RNC with $41.4 million cash on hand and no debt. At the end of February, the most recently available data for the Democratic National Committee, the Democrats had just under $10.8 million on hand and $2.8 million in debt.

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