First on CNN: RNC raises $7.2 million in April
May 20th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
11 months ago

First on CNN: RNC raises $7.2 million in April

(CNN) - The Republican National Committee raised $7.2 million in April, one month after releasing its rebranding and outreach efforts following the presidential election loss in 2012.

Last month's cash haul brings the committee's cash-on-hand total to $9.8 million, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will announce Monday.

“Our number one priority at the RNC is taking our message of growth and opportunity to all voters in all states. Our donors are making that possible with their exceptionally strong support," Priebus will say.

Ninety-eight percent of donors gave less than $200, with the average donation being $50, according to the RNC.

The committee reports zero debt.

– CNN's Paul Steinhauser and Ashley Killough contributed to this report.


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soundoff (23 Responses)
  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    “Our number one priority at the RNC is taking our message of growth and opportunity to all voters in all states."
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    Your plan for growth is failing. When you've got jerks like E.W. Jackson in Virginia claiming that African Americans are enslaved to the Democratic Party, I don't see how that's going to help republicans get African American votes. Republicans, it doesn't even matter about what your policies are now. You've got a party that advocates hate and racism and I certainly will not be apart of that.

    May 20, 2013 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  2. 82ndABNVET

    After these "scandals", I am sure they will rake in much more money.

    Obviously the Dems cannot run the government "transparently" like they say they can.

    Not to mention, that everyone will really start feeling the true cost of Obamacare this year and next. I know my premiums have skyrocketed in just the past year, for less coverage than I had before.

    It is going to be pretty hard for the Dems to defend everything that has happened. You see more and more of them break away from the President and the "leaders" of the party.

    May 20, 2013 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    @ 82nd Airborne Vet
    Not to mention, that everyone will really start feeling the true cost of Obamacare this year and next. I know my premiums have skyrocketed in just the past year, for less coverage than I had before.
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    I hate to knock a fellow vets integrity, but I got to call you out on this. More than likely you have Tricare Standard since you're retired. Your deductible is $150 and out of pocket expense is only $3000. That has been the rate and will always remain the rate. So what specific premium are you referring to?

    May 20, 2013 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  4. Borderless

    Obama is the Republican Party's best friend. What a shame it is that the Democrats didn't put up an honest, competent candidate in 2008. Now liberal causes will likely face a setback thanks to the worst, most corrupt president in American history.

    May 20, 2013 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  5. Thomas

    All the money in the world wont buy the GOP love !

    People do cause climate change !

    May 20, 2013 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    doesn't matter. as long as they run the candidates they have now, including their newest "star" from VA, they will lose

    May 20, 2013 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  7. Ray E. (Georgia)

    YOUR PLAN FOR GROWTH IS FAILING. No Kidding Dick Tracy, what gave you your first clue. With the Inmates running the Asylum and the Nanny State up and running of course there will be no growth. Just look at all the people out of a job. But keep buying that Liberal Snake Oil. You are doing fine.

    May 20, 2013 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  8. Data Driven

    Don't expect an answer, Dutch. The latest talking point from the Red Team is that personal health insurance premiums and out-of-pocket costs have "tripled over the past year". I've seen this phrase crop up suddenly, with suspicious ubiquity, over the past month. No specifics cited, of course, let alone a demonstration of just exactly HOW ACA contributed to the cost increases.

    May 20, 2013 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  9. Rudy NYC

    These numbers are totally meaningless because of 501(c)(4) organizations.

    May 20, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  10. Warren

    I sure hope common sense will win out over money...

    May 20, 2013 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  11. PaulCat

    That should be enough money to buy the election. But only if they can't surpass the voters.

    May 20, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  12. Warren

    Rudy NYC
    These numbers are totally meaningless because of 501(c)(4) organizations.

    That should not be exempt......

    May 20, 2013 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  13. jinx9to88

    7 million? Not hard when you have Kock brothers donating a 2 million. Look 7.2 million is not a lot when you have a handful of people donating. Now of the 7.2 million and 5 million are votes then thats news.

    May 20, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  14. The REAL Truth...

    @Borderless – Now liberal causes will likely face a setback thanks to the worst, most corrupt president in American history.
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    Sorry dude, that dubious title is already held by Obama's predecessor, who is wanted (along with his VP) for crimes against humanity is 75 countries. Why do you think we haven't heard a peep from him for the last 4 yrs (except to open his library in Dallas). Most prior President's are out panhandling for their party, but not that one.
    The manufactured scandals the GOP are rat-holing will blow up in their faces. Most intelligent folks understand that Benghazi was NOT a cover up (perhaps Issa should subpoena the Republican head of the CIA that doctored the emails) that the IRS targeting was known about a YEAR AGO, headed at the time by a Bush appointee (Republican). Yet the right claim he obviously didn't know what was going on, and we ALL know that conservative organizations with names that include "tea" or "patriot" we requesting the exemption not for tax purposes, but because the 501(c)3 status does not require them to reveal their DONORS! Yup.. biz as usual for the GOP.

    May 20, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  15. Ol' Yeller

    @Borderless
    "Obama is the Republican Party's best friend. What a shame it is that the Democrats didn't put up an honest, competent candidate in 2008. Now liberal causes will likely face a setback thanks to the worst, most corrupt president in American history."
    Nice try, but this tactic isn't working. Trying to make more out of 'scandals' than is really happening didn't work against Clinton and ended up hurting the GOP, who overreached. They are dancing on the edge of doing do so again.
    It is funny how history repeats itself... Sound familiar- the republicans are elected and drive the country to the edge of the precipice by spending without paying for it. The Dems then come in with a young fresh face who despite the naysayers, gets the country back on track, optimism goes up, the deficit goes down, and all the sudden the republicans stop talking about how bad things are... and with the help of the liberal (what a joke) media... a little sideline story gets blown up into the 'WORST SCANDAL IN THE HISTORY OF THE US".
    The President has remained focussed on the REAL issues which American's are facing and is not being overly distracted by the side shows. Your calling him the "most corrupt president in American history" is just plain silly.
    Now go away...

    May 20, 2013 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  16. charlie

    Why do they need so much money? They will just steal the elections as usual.

    May 20, 2013 11:33 am at 11:33 am |
  17. Pete

    You can't run the country as Pres.Obama has dragging the dead beats around as in republicans like they're balls and chains,doing nothing...Try changing the fact that's its been republicans in obstructing anything that benefits Americans and our economy with turning away jobs,infastructure bills that encourage growth but republicans don't want that do they!!They want cuts to everything proclaiming a bloated democratic government not realizing that Pres.Obama while republicans were snoozing has cut over 600,000 government jobs that Bush hired factually while in office to make unemployement rates artificially lower,nice try though!!And remember the nasty fact that Issa,Chaffetz bragged about voting to cut defense funding in 2010 that resulted in security cuts in embassies internationally as well while now disputing that nasty fact and in effect might of cost ambassador Stevens and others their lives not being properly guarded by marines but instead by Benghazi locals,others that were trained ,unarmed as well to be there!!So don't talk about anything concerning money republicans because its your supposid sanctumonious ones on Capital Hill that have got us into many of these debacles that have cost us more to get us out of than when you ignorently went in!!

    May 20, 2013 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  18. J

    And we will use every dime and more to oppose this jerk in the WH!!!!

    May 20, 2013 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  19. Rick McDaniel

    I'm sure Hollywood will double that, to support the Dem socialists. They have become the money source for all that is wrong in American politics.

    May 20, 2013 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  20. Pete

    @Real Truth,its upwards of 150 countries for human rights violations that Bush,Cheney,Rumsfield have indictments from..Illegal waterboardings,wiretaps,imprisonments and tortures not approved and rights not followed by guidelines by the Geneva Convention..Remember too Cheney begged Pres.Obama after leaving office for added security because of threats and Pres.Obama whether you like it or not has also been protecting these murderers as well so Interpol or the ICC doesn't get their hands on them to try them at the Hague in the Netherlands where they most certainly would hang for their supposid anti terrorists policies that created wars with lies that cost thousands of innocents not only in military but in Iraqi civilians as well their lives!!

    May 20, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  21. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Wel that's nice.
    Meanwhile..
    Someone needs to tell the DNC to stop asking people like me for money.
    Until they grow a backbone and come out in defense of their Party leader (the President), and until they stop allowing themselves to be bullied and bandied about by the dumbazzez that call themselves Republicans these days, until then I'd rather set fire to my money than send them another nickel.

    May 20, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  22. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Remember too Cheney begged Pres.Obama after leaving office for added security because of threats and Pres.Obama whether you like it or not has also been protecting these murderers as well so Interpol or the ICC doesn't get their hands on them to try them at the Hague in the Netherlands
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    I remember Cheney asking for additional Secret Service protection.
    This is one area where the President and I would not be able to have a civilized conversation.
    There are others, but this is huge one for me.
    Why? Why protect these murderers? Is it because after all is said and done they are still fellow Americans and one President would NOT turn in another? Is that it? Because if it is I would ask him would they do the same for him?

    May 20, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  23. Malory Archer

    Do the rethugs EVER do anything besides campaign and introduce "repeal Obamacare" bills? Honestly, if they spent a fraction of the time they spend on non-issues actually addressing IMPORTANT legislation the country would be much better off.

    May 20, 2013 12:14 pm at 12:14 pm |