RNC touts record-breaking July fund-raising
August 17th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
2 years ago

RNC touts record-breaking July fund-raising

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Friday it raised $37.7 million in July, making last month the best July in the party committee's history.

At the end of July, the RNC said it had $88.7 million cash on hand. They said July's numbers brought their yearly total to $158 million.

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"Once again, the RNC has set a monthly fundraising record, illustrating the tremendous enthusiasm for a new direction in this country," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus wrote in a statement. "Both small and major donors have contributed to our fundraising success as they continue to express their support for Gov. Romney and our party. This money allows us to get our message out to voters across this country on the ground and on the air. This momentum will carry us to victory in November, when we defeat President Obama and get America working again."

Mitt Romney, along with the RNC and several state parties, raised $101.3 million in July, and ended the month with $185.9 million cash on hand. That was the third straight month the Republican effort outraised President Barack Obama and the Democrats, who brought in $75 million in July.

Romney and the RNC began joint fund-raising in April.

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soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. luke,az

    1%'ers opening their wallets won't be enough to stop the 99%'ers from being triumphant in November. By the way,Gov. Romney SHOW US YOUR TAXES

    August 17, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Chumlee

    $$$$ – GOP = bought and sold – Romney/Ryan – the biggest frauds in modern history

    August 17, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Obama – Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Anybody with half a brain is donating to the Romney campaign.
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    ...and those with whole brains and common sense are donating to the Obama campaign.

    August 17, 2012 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  4. Madrep

    Obama is in trouble and he knows it. He turned his back on all his donors in 08; i.e. Kennedy's, Winfrey, etc. Now he is having to call them all after Jarret and Mooshell blatantly snubbed them. What comes around, goes around.

    August 17, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. bob

    Do we really want to be owned, controlled and led into the future by the very very rich? Would they have our best interest at heart? I can only go by what I have observed in my little life and that is that the super rich will do ANYTHING to stay super rich. They want more and more. When you have the most you have the power...the ultimate goal.

    August 17, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  6. RS, CA

    @bob, yes, I would rather have the rich than the losers from a soup kitchen protect and guide my country. And by the way, if you are so jealous of the rich and want what they have, WORK FOR IT!

    August 17, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Claire

    Willard claims the only way he can fix the economy is by reducing the income tax rate of those in his wealth bracket, then he should be willing to show his taxes as proof of the necessary tax rate reduction.

    August 17, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  8. Trust But Verify

    Sorry....My vote and the future of my country is not for sale. Try again....

    August 17, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  9. CanadaONE

    Does the GOP keep their money in the Cayman Islands – just like Romney?

    August 17, 2012 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
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