RGA brings in more than $12 million
April 3rd, 2012
08:53 AM ET
3 years ago

RGA brings in more than $12 million

Washington (CNN) - The Republican Governors Association reported Tuesday that it raised $12.2 million over the past three months. That's $5 million more than the RGA raised during the first quarter of 2008, the last comparable fundraising period.

The RGA's fundraising haul was larger than what they brought in during the first quarter of 2010, when 37 governorships were up for grabs. Twelve contests for governor are taking place this year.

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The RGA reported having $34 million cash on hand, which they said is the most money they have ever had in the bank at the end of a first quarter.

"Thanks to the hard work of every Republican governor, the RGA is in financial position to expand our majority and have a significant impact on the 2012 elections," said RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell, in a statement. "Many of our races will occur in critical Presidential and Senate battlegrounds, and the RGA has strong gubernatorial candidates in all of our targeted states."

Last Friday the Democratic Governors Association reported raising $8 million in the first three months of 2012, which was $2 million more than they brought in during the first quarter of 2008.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • RGA
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. lisa

    Their going to need all the money they can get from the oil companies,and Bankers, to even have a chance in "H___L" of being in office "Again"! Much less in 2012???? American Women will have you "Out" in Nov.!!!! Obama 2012

    April 3, 2012 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  2. diridi

    do not give a dime to these nasty thugs of the nation.....I bet only Insurance, and rich gives that money, no man in the right mind ever gives any money....Yes, Obama2012.

    April 3, 2012 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  3. texan

    Just shows you how much money you can control in politics---- Disgusting !!!! This country is going to get what it deserves one of these days...........

    April 3, 2012 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  4. Larry L

    Here in Texas you can simply follow the money to get a tour of the initiatives Governor Perry is "deeply committed" to support. Those folks with the money reached deeply into their pockets to gain that committment.

    April 3, 2012 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. SEAL Team Alpha and Omega

    Yeah, it's the money that Governor Kasich (pronounce KaySick, you know, as in very, very sick, mentally deranged and evil) saved by not spending one dime to help eleviate the destruction caused by a tornado in Ohio. The Guvnuh went on TV afterwards where there were about 30 white men in a local office somewhere and told Ohioans to just go out there and stand with the victims to show support as opposed to the Guvnuh actually providing support. You see, Kasich and Repubic Governors hate Americans and Obama so Kasich refused to accept emergency funds from Obama during and after the tornado hit.

    What a friend we have in Jesus, but forget the Governors of the GOP.

    April 3, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  6. JOHN

    The reason why they have so much cash in the bank, because they sold their states to the higher buyer. For example in Penn, Governor want to Privatizes everything. Give business all the tax breaks, selling off all the open land. Cutting school funding. Property taxes for home owners have increase. Wasting money suing the President over health care

    April 3, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. Rudy NYC

    "The RGA reported having $34 million cash on hand, which they said is the most money they have ever had in the bank at the end of a first quarter."
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    The intangible "job creators" must be doing quite well for themselves. I am glad to see that they have not been significantly hurt by economic policies so that the "trickle down" effect can take place. Any liberal out there who says "trickle down" economics doesn't work, needs to reconsider what exactly it is that conservatives are talking about. Because it appears that ir is raining buckets of dollars on the Reublican Party.

    April 3, 2012 10:17 am at 10:17 am |