The Republican National Committee (RNC) raked in more than $20 million during the month of July, nearly tripling what the Democratic National Committee (DNC) raised, according the Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
The RNC raised $20.8 million last month, bringing the party’s total fundraising haul to $177.9 million for the election cycle. Comparatively, the DNC raised $7.7 million over the same period, totaling $51.6 to date.
“Last month’s fundraising haul again smashed records, and we continue to directly invest this money into growing our top-notch data-driven infrastructure, recruiting and training thousands of new volunteers, and registering voters across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “Our fundraising success is further evidence that the American people like the pro-growth agenda and economic record that the Trump Administration and Republicans will continue to deliver, and this puts us in a strong position to secure more Republican victories in 2020.”
For the second month in a row, the RNC’s fundraising haul surpassed its previous record for the most raised during a non-election year. The previous record for an off-year fundraising was achieved in July 2017, when the RNC raised $10.6 million, nearly half of the amount raised last month.
“We also had our largest online fundraising ever,” Steve Guest, the RNC’s Rapid Response Director told The Daily Wire. He further noted that online fundraising was 1,100% more than in July 2016 and 1,900% more than July 2015.
Guest also pointed to DNC Chairman Tom Perez’s scheduled fundraising trips to Mexico as sign of the party’s “struggle to fundraise.”
“The DNC’s financial situation is in such a mess, they’re now relying on Hillary Clinton and Mexico to hold their fundraisers,” Guest continued.
Accordingly, Perez will be traveling to Mexico City in September where he will be hosting a series of large donor events for the American expatriate community, according to a Bloomberg News report published Tuesday.
Attendees will be required to present proof of United States citizenship or permanent residency, and will range from a DNC-sponsored happy hour with tickets starting at $25 to a dinner hitting as much as $15,000 per ticket.
The same day that a DNC spokesperson confirmed Perez’s plans to travel across the border, news surfaced that former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would be hosting a dinner to fundraising for the party, with tickets costing as much as $50,000 per person.
“With our fundraising advantage, we’re able to continue to invest in our permanent data-driven ground game,” Guest said. “So far, we have staff in 16 key target states across the country, including regional political directors, regional data directors, and state directors.”
“We’re also able to recruit and train thousands of volunteers through regular ‘National Weeks of Training’ as well as target vulnerable Democrats in key districts with massive ad buys,” he continued. “These are necessary investments in election winning tools that the broke DNC could only dream of making.”
A spokeswoman for the DNC did not return The Daily Wire’s request for comment.