RNC Ends 2019 With Best Fundraising Month on Record for Non-Election Year
Last year was a year of records for Trump – record low unemployment, a record high stock market, record approval thanks largely to the impeachment circus, and now record fundraising.
As Fox News reported: the Republican National Committee reported its best-ever non-presidential year on Thursday — the latest signal that the party is outpacing Democrats as they race towards the 2020 elections and battle over impeachment.
Data provided to Fox News showed that Republicans collected $26.5 million in December, a record for the month and a roughly $6 million increase from November. While the party has repeatedly surpassed fundraising records under Trump, December’s numbers indicated that Republican donor enthusiasm was undeterred by Democrats pushing an impeachment inquiry.
In total, the RNC and Trump’s fundraising committees brought in nearly a half-billion dollars ($463.6 million) in 2019, with $194.8 million cash-on-hand. The RNC itself raised $241.1 million, which officials said is a record for a non-presidential election year.
As we noted previously, fundraising did pick up during the impeachment hearings, with $25.3 million raised in October (triple what was raised in October of 2017). The raise in donations also coincided with an increase in campaign volunteers.
The DNC, meanwhile, has over $7 million in debt (while the RNC has $0) and less than $10 million in cash on hand.