Republican National Committee fundraising is fiery hot: the RNC has now raised $213 million for the 2017-2018 election cycle, at least $100 million more than the Democratic National Committee raised during the same time period.
The RNC raised $13.9 million in June, a record for June in a non-presidential year, as The Washington Free Beacon reports. In addition, the RNC has no debt and $50.7 million cash on hand, quintupling the cash on hand held by the DNC.
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel asserted, "What I see when I travel the country is that Americans continue to be enthusiastic about President Trump and the Republican agenda. That enthusiasm has allowed for me to grow our war chest and invest it into what has become the biggest ground game in our Party’s history."
DNC chairman Tom Perez tried to put on his rose-colored glasses regarding the disparity between the parties, telling CNN, "For me, the north star is not can we match them dollar for dollar. It is can we raise the money we need to execute our game plane." In May, the DNC’s FEC filings showed the DNC was $5.7 million in debt.
In 2017, the DNC raised $67 million; the RNC raised $132.5 million. This cycle the DNC has raised $101 million.