EXCLUSIVE – As Republicans work towards profitable again the House of Representatives majority within the 2022 midterm elections, the occasion’s reelection committee is off to a robust fundraising begin.
The Nationwide Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) on Thursday reported that it introduced in $33.7 million in fundraising within the January-March first quarter (Q1) of this yr.
The figures, shared first with Fox Information, embody a big $19.1 million haul in March alone, which the NRCC says beats its earlier off-election yr document by $3.6 million.
The committee highlighted that it had $29.7 million money readily available as of the top of final month, which it says is a 57% improve over the amount of cash the NRCC had within the financial institution on the identical level within the final election cycle.
The committee additionally famous that it has no debt and that its common grassroots donation was $32.70. Its document haul was aided by $5.3 million from Home Minority Chief Kevin McCarthy of California and $3.5 million from Home Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana.
Focusing on Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, NRCC spokesman Michael Adams informed Fox Information that “Republican voters are motivated to fireside Nancy Pelosi, cease Democrats’ socialist agenda and take again the Home.”
The NRCC’s counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Marketing campaign Committee (DCCC), has but to report its 2021 first-quarter fundraising figures. The DCCC raised a mixed $18.5 million in January and February. The committee reported $25.9 million money readily available as of the top of February but additionally had $11 million in debt to repay.
The GOP managed the Home for eight years earlier than dropping the majority within the chamber within the 2018 midterms amid a wave by Home Democrats. However Republicans defied expectations and took a giant chew out of the Democrats’ majority in final November’s elections and solely have to flip 5 seats in 2022 to regain management of the chamber.
They usually have historical past on their aspect: In trendy occasions, the occasion that controls the White Home historically loses roughly 25 Home seats in midterm elections.
Prior to now 4 many years, solely Presidents Invoice Clinton in 1998 and George W. Bush in 2002 noticed their events achieve Home seats in midterm elections.
The NRCC’s haul might also ease considerations that GOP incumbents in Congress and their reelection committees would undergo a fundraising hit. This comes after a slew of company political motion committees halted donations to Republican lawmakers who on Jan. 6 challenged President Biden’s 2020 Electoral School defeat of former President Trump, instantly after right-wing extremists and different Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol in hopes of disrupting congressional certification of Biden’s victory.