The Republican National Committee raised a staggering $56 million in the third quarter of 2018 and $26.2 million in September alone; smashing the fundraising record set for a single month during a non-presidential midterm election.
According to the New York Post, the RNC’s record-setting haul is approximately 35% more than the Democrat National Committee, which took in over $40 million in the second quarter of 2018.
The RNC brought in an extra $12 million as a result of 175,000 new online donors
“The RNC brought in an extra $12 million as a result of 175,000 new online donors, the news outlet reported. RNC officials attributed the fundraising spike to the party’s network of 200,000 volunteers spread across 28 states,” writes the Post.
The strong filings also show President Trump has already taken in more than $100 million for his re-election campaign; a shocking 34 times increase over former President Barack Obama at the same time in office.
Read the full story at the New York Post.