July 1st, 2010
09:28 AM ET
4 years ago

RGA reports banner fundraising numbers

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association reported a blockbuster fundraising haul in the 2nd quarter, raising a total of $18.9 million.

The RGA said Thursday that it has $40 million in cash on hand, and has spent $10 million in political expenditures in 2010.

The 2nd quarter fundraising numbers make it by far the most successful in RGA history. The association reported its previous high-water mark in the 4th quarter of 2009, when it raised $11.9 million.

"The Republican Governors Association has the momentum, message and money needed to make massive gains this November," said RGA Executive Director Nick Ayers in a statement. "From Oregon to Maine, the quality of our candidates combined with our substantial resources put us on offense in a record number of states."

In the first six months of 2010, the RGA raised $28 million. The previous mid-year record was $15.1 million.

There are 37 governorships at stake in 2010, 19 of those seats are currently held by Democrats, while Republicans control 18.

The Democratic Governors Association has yet to report their fundraising haul for the second quarter.


Filed under: 2010 • Republicans • RGA
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Rosslaw

    The RGA's efforts, as exemplified by Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and Mississippi's Haley Barbour, have been helped greatly by a campaign of taking federal TARP funds and personnally taking credit their use to keep their state administrations going, while at the same time blasting the Obama administration for its deficit spending. Jindal and Haley Barbour have misused federal TARP funds to balance their budgets instead of stimulate their economies. Catastrophic failure after failure has never been packaged so well.

    July 1, 2010 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  2. Scottish Mama

    And Bp happy with its contrabutions to its partner in crime, Bush(oil man)- Cheney(halburton) give to the co-horts, Money given means only that Maybe, just maybe Americans will wake up and see that our government President Obama may be hitting a oil nerve?

    July 1, 2010 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  3. WHAT

    Must be dirty oil money

    July 1, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Riley

    I've always been a democrat. BUT, no more. The dems have ruined our great nation. I've even donated to the election of my local republican congressman and future senator Marco Rubio.

    July 1, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. snow

    GOOD, we can smell the change in the air, now that is real hope and change. More and more demorats will be sent home from DC and liberal Governors will be packing up their possessions from the state houses and going home to their private houses. I expect the Clintons will challenge nobummer for the elections in 2012 and I just hope anyone but nobummer is in the White House after 2012.

    July 1, 2010 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. Adalbert

    Someday people will learn that if voting could really change anything it would be illegal. Today, when people vote all they are doing is exchanging one bad penny for another and the corrupt outdated system remains as it is.

    July 1, 2010 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  7. Matt

    Sweet. We need more governors that are willing to take steps to fix state financial whoas. Christie is doing great for NY.

    Hopefully CA residents will finally use their brains and vote in a true conservative to save their state. Sorry, "The Terminator" was a true flop and the state is already overrun with crazy democrats.

    July 1, 2010 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  8. GI Joe

    Maybe Governors should spend that money to balance their budget instead of pouring it into all the negative ads we're forced to suffer thru while trying to watch TV.

    Politics and the money associated with politicians are getting out of hand. Corporations buying favors - look at Big Oil - all the money it gave to politicians (66% R and 33% D) and now everybody will be taxed to clean up their messes for decades to come. Not to mention the wildlife and sea creatures that may never return to the levels we enjoyed.

    It needs to stop.

    July 1, 2010 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  9. Rick McDaniel

    Obama's path to dictatorship must be stopped.

    July 1, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  10. Augsbee

    Good, now lets pass $$$$ cash over to Louisiana victims as well as Alabama, Mississipi and wildlife efforts.

    July 1, 2010 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  11. all the news that's fit to omit

    Dumocrats, we are coming after every last one of you come November and beyond.

    You had power since 2006 and since then what has happened?

    Bush was a lame duck the last two years and the country has given you 4 years and you have ruined this country with higher unemployment, a horrid HC bill, a gutless lack of leadership response in the gulf, bowing to the world while hammering your own country etc, etc, etc.

    Everything that happens nowadays is unexpected as the headlines lie all the time, but guess what sheep, he being a brutal president was NOT UNEXPECTED by the 48 percent of us who were not fooled by a teleprompter.

    July 1, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  12. Larry

    What a total waste of money. It must be nice to have loads of money to throw away. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, rich people pay so little in taxes that they do not have to work and they don't have to create jobs, they can just live off their investment income. They just need to make sure that their fat cat political cronies get back into power so they can continue to rape this country.

    July 1, 2010 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  13. Bill from GA

    Many politicians spend huge sums running for a job paying a few hundred thousand. In Georgia our governor, Sonny Perdue, made millions on the side while in office, mainly through questionable land deals. He even got a special tax cut passed, where he, and probably only he, benefited from a clause making it retroactive.. He's a Republican.

    July 1, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  14. carlos

    cannot believe what type of criminals are contributing to these repugnant criminals

    July 1, 2010 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  15. blockbuster fundraising haul

    just wrong

    after all the pain the GOPers have caused, to get a "massive haul" of money, must be from people looking to further enrich themselves at the expense of the suffering United States

    don't let this happen

    July 1, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  16. Wil in the VA.

    You can thank the supreme court for opening the flood gate of money for this.

    July 1, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  17. Ben in Texas

    Keep them oil company and Wall St. bank contributions coming in! The Repugnants need all the help they can get to keep the lie and fear mongering machine going!

    July 1, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  18. Lynda/Minnesota

    There goes the old *money talks* adage out the window. Been nothing but crickets coming from the right. No ideals, no solutions, no plans . . . except trashing the current President of the United States, that is.

    The less ideals the GOPers have, the shriller the criticism pointed at Obama becomes.

    Embarrassing themselves with childish rants has taken the GOP to a entirely new level of incompetence.

    July 1, 2010 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    The Republican Governors Association reported a blockbuster fundraising haul in the 2nd quarter, raising a total of $18.9 million
    -------------------------------–And thanks to the latest Supreme Court decision vis-a-vis campaign contributions Beyond (nee British, BP, whatever..)Petroleum was able to contribute $18MILLION to the RGA in the 2nd quarter!

    Future contributions from BP, however, due to the GOP's inability to diminish BP's liability in the oil spill, and not beign able to keep their mouth shut in regards to their long-standing affair with the oil giant, will be noticeably SCALED BACK.

    Details at 11........

    July 1, 2010 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  20. Willy Brown

    Buh bye all you democRATS!

    July 1, 2010 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  21. Linda C

    Go Republicans; Time to take back this country!

    July 1, 2010 11:57 am at 11:57 am |