House GOP Campaign Arm Takes In Record $45 Million Fundraising Total, Outraising Democrats

Topline

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the campaign arm of House Republicans, on Wednesday announced it took in a record fundraising haul in the second quarter, besting the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), its counterpart. 

Key Facts

The NRCC raised $45.4 million in the second quarter, about $9 million more than the DCCC’s $36.5 million.

The group took in $20.1 million in June, which it said was a monthly record for a non-election year.

The NRCC now has $55 million in the bank, $11 million more than the Democrats currently have.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy led the way by raising $6.6 million for the NRCC, while Minority Whip Steve Scalise took in $4.5 million for the group.   

Though House Democrats appear to be losing the fundraising race, it said its second quarter fundraising total was its best ever.

Big Number

$79.2 million. That’s how much the NRCC has raised during the first six months of 2021, 78% more than it raised during the same period in 2019.

Key Background 

Republicans need to flip just five seats to win back the majority. Parties that hold the White House typically lose large numbers of House seats in a midterm election year. In 2018, Democrats won back the House after Republicans lost 41 seats. In 2010, Republicans swept back to power in the lower chamber after Democrats lost 63 seats.

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