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Republicans report record fundraiser for House campaigns

NEW YORK (AP) – The Republican fundraising committee dedicated to reversing the House in next year’s midterm election said on Thursday it has raised more than $ 105 million this year so far ‘in September.

The record run for the nine-month period marks a 74% increase from the last cycle and includes $ 25.8 million raised in the third quarter of the year. The group said it now has $ 65 million in cash, nearly triple what it had at the time four years ago.

“House Democrats are running out because they know their days in the majority are numbered and we can’t wait to keep the pressure on,” Republican National Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Emmer said in a statement. .

The numbers are the latest sign that Republicans are energized as they approach midterms, as President Biden’s popularity wanes and history is on their side. The president’s party almost always loses seats in the midterm elections, and Democrats currently hold only a slim majority.

The Congressional Democratic fundraising arm has yet to release its total until September. But last month, the group announced it had raised $ 10 million in August, surpassing the Republican House campaign committee’s $ 6.5 million.

The NRCC topped the Democratic House committee by $ 45.4 million to $ 36.5 million in the second quarter of the year, which ended on June 30.

The NRCC’s total includes $ 19.4 million transferred from Parliamentary Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, $ 10.3 million from House Minority Whip Steve Scalise and $ 1.2 million from Elise Stefanik, who replaced more earlier this year Rep. Liz Cheney, a vocal critic of former President Donald Trump, as Speaker of the House Republican Conference.

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