RNC boasts record-breaking fundraising for September
October 12th, 2011
04:52 PM ET
3 years ago

RNC boasts record-breaking fundraising for September

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee raised $9.1 million in September, its highest amount yet for a month during a non-election year.

The numbers represent about a $1 million bump in its fundraising efforts from August, which brought in $8.17 million.

With more than $11 million in the bank, the group also boasted a $1.5 million decrease in debt, bringing its total debt down to $14.5 million.

The current debt level reflects a continued drop from the $25 million Reince Priebus assumed when he took over as the RNC chair in January.

The Democratic National Committee has yet to release its fundraising figures for September.

– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.


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soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. T'sah from Virginia

    Occupy USA will prevail this election – NOT the Dollar Signs the RIGHT feel they can raise with most of it coming from "corrupt America!!" Yes we Can!!!

    Obama/Biden 2012!!

    October 12, 2011 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  2. Debbie

    So does this mean that the GOP will buy the election since they are the $$ winner?

    October 12, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  3. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How can any member of the 99% send money to the lying limp wristed republican party? The money has to be coming from the wealthy, big oil, big corporations, and everyone's favorite democracy destroyers: the Kochs.

    October 12, 2011 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  4. one voice

    Buy elections and outright cheat at the polls, just ask Al Gore.

    October 12, 2011 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    Money isn't what this election process should be about. It should be about responsibility, leadership, and above all, ethical conduct.

    We haven't had ethical, indeed I question even legal, conduct from Obama. That's the bottom line.

    October 12, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  6. CA Dream USA

    OWS....Here's a prime example of the why nothing will ever change in our courts ,congress or the White house....Money Money Money Money...GET IT OUT OF POLITICS !!!

    October 12, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  7. one voice

    @Wire: Don't forget about the CLOWNS that voted for Bush not only once but TWICE. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaake Uuuuuuuuuuuup People.

    October 12, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  8. NVa Native

    Weinuss Pereimuss is a front man for all the multi-national corporations buying our government.

    October 12, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  9. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    The only way Romeny can win, is if he promises to run as VP under Hillary Clinton. His chances are remote, at best.

    October 12, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  10. MTATL67

    Don't care. How about record breaking job-raising month? GOP the party of NO except when it comes to accepting cash then like in the worlds profession than it is yes all the way.

    October 12, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Voting for republicans after they almost destroyed our country, is like people trying to acquire the Bubonic Plague.

    October 12, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  12. one voice

    Rick McDanials: The bottom line is you need to put down the KOOLAID and start thinking for yourself, JEEZ

    October 12, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  13. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    How much did the wingnuts send to Donald Trump?

    October 12, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  14. Larry L

    Hate, greed and bigotry are good characteristics in a population you want to milk for political contributions.

    October 12, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  15. Dan

    Rick McDaniel

    Money isn't what this election process should be about. It should be about responsibility, leadership, and above all, ethical conduct.

    We haven't had ethical, indeed I question even legal, conduct from Obama. That's the bottom line.
    **********************************************************************
    This corrupt administration wouldn't know what ethical or legal conduct is even if it slapped them in the face.

    October 12, 2011 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  16. Four and The Door

    Better than money, the GOP has a stronger platform for the solution of America's greatest problems right now. The economy is at the top of the list and try as he may and after way too many speeches about what he's gonna do, it is what it is and he owns it.

    The Republican Party will just have to rely on solid economics and ideas to forward with that benefit all Americans. I think this will carry the vote much better than a pile of excuses. I look forward to a Republican Administration, House, and Senate and Republican Governorships across the country. Republicans will enter 2013 with a clear mandate to get the government working for the country again and to get control of our financial future.

    October 12, 2011 06:28 pm at 6:28 pm |
  17. Indy

    They didn't actually raise this money, it is their commission they get paid from wealthy people who are on the Bush tax holiday and want the vacation to never end. It is actually a very low amount of money considering how much they are saving by not paying fair taxes.Remember the good ol days when the wealthy paid a fair rate of tax and the country prospered, and Republicans were the minority in office ?

    October 12, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  18. AZ DEM

    2012 is going to come down to who is the more funded party..its sad that this is what politics in America has come to. No matter what we want the GOP and the Democrats too will continue to serve the large corporations and donors. People its time to take a stand if they won't listen THEY MUST GO

    October 12, 2011 07:01 pm at 7:01 pm |
  19. GI Joe

    Looks like the Kochs kicked in some of the Profit they made in THEIR DEALS WITH IRAN. Bloomberg investigation has the proof, but the republicans don't want to bite the hand that gives them their election-buying money,

    October 12, 2011 07:13 pm at 7:13 pm |