RNC Celebrates Raking in Record-Breaking Fundraising Haul for Non-Presidential Election Year Last Month

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced that it has broken records after it raised a staggering amount of money for a non-presidential year this May.

Days after President Donald Trump’s reelection kick-off rally that saw supporters camping out for nearly two days prior, the RNC announced that it pulled in an impressive $14.6 million haul in fundraising in May ahead of the 2020 election cycle.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel praised the number as “record-breaking” and touted the total as showing “unmatched” grassroots enthusiasm towards the president’s re-election in a statement.

“As President Trump embarks on his re-election campaign, it’s evident that the grassroots enthusiasm for his re-election is unmatched. Americans everywhere recognize that President Trump has kept the promises he made on the campaign trail, and they are ready for four more years of his winning agenda. Another record-breaking fundraising month allows the RNC to continue to invest in our world-class, permanent, data-driven field program, putting us in prime position to get more Republicans in office and re-elect President Trump in 2020.”

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The committee said that it had received $76.4 million for the 2019-2020 election cycle through May and that it did not have any debt.

The Democratic National Committee (DNC), conversely, only had receipts totaling $27.5 million through the end of April, including the $3 million in loans it had taken out this year.

Democratic donations have been spread out between the 23 candidates running for the party’s nomination, totaling $77 million collectively.

However, the president made a huge stride in his fundraising goals.

As IJR Red previously reported, Trump brought in $24.8 million within the first 24 hours of launching his reelection campaign, handily beating their reported goal of $7 million and raising more money in the first day of his campaign than 2020 frontrunners former Vice President Joe Biden (D) and self-described democratic socialist Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) combined.

The large haul will prove to be useful for the president when he battles the yet-to-be-determined Democratic primary candidate.

The RNC is set to officially report its May expenditures and fundraising to the Federal Elections Commission on Thursday.

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