The House Republicans campaign arm raised $140 million in 2021 and $17.9 million in December alone, setting a new record for the committee’s out-of-year fundraising, Axios has learned.
Why is this important: The massive injection of cash into the Republican National Campaign Committee comes as House Republican leaders step up their efforts to regain the majority of the house in November. The party plans to focus its messages on inflation, immigration, crime and pandemic shutdowns.
By the numbers: Transportation of $140 million in 2021 represented a 65% increase over 2019.
- The NRCC has $78.2 million in cash, an increase of 146% from 2019.
- The nearly $18 million raised in December was more than double the $8.1 million raised in December 2019.
To note: House GOP leaders contributed $49.1 million — more than a third of the overall total — to the NRCC last year.
- House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy transferred $25.3 million.
- House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) Transferred $12.4 million.
- House Conference President Elise Stefanik (RN.Y.) transferred $1.4 million.
- The Republican National Committee also transferred $10 million.
What they say : “Voters are ready to end Democratic policies that have led to skyrocketing crime, rising prices and open borders,” NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement. in Axios.
- The Democrats‘ counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has not yet released its fundraising totals for December and 2021.