RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul
April 9th, 2014
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

RNC touts first quarter fundraising haul

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee said Wednesday it brought in $25.2 million in first-quarter fundraising, highlighting that it's the first party committee to top $100 million this election cycle.

The group said it raised $10.2 million in March alone, pushing its 2014 total to $105.9 million, with $12.3 million cash on hand.

Chairman Reince Priebus said the fundraising success comes in part from an "outpouring of support" after last month's Republican win in a Florida special election.

He added that contributions will further the party's success into November's midterm elections.

“The momentum is on the Republican side because Republicans are on the side of the American people. Voters are frustrated with Obamacare and angry about the Democrat politicians who lied to them about it. They’re worried about job security and their paychecks, and Republicans are the only ones offering solutions," Priebus said in a statement.

“Unlike the DNC, we’re on a strong financial footing, so we will have the resources to connect with voters - especially voters who haven’t heard from us in a long time - to share a solutions-based message and to listen to their concerns as we head toward November.”

Through February, the Democratic National Committee raised nearly $79 million this cycle. While behind the RNC's pace this year, the DNC touts that it has outraised its GOP rival in three out of the past four months.

And the DNC highlighted that it brought in nearly $2.5 million online last month, with more than $500,000 raised on March 31 alone.

CNN's Paul Steinhauser, Mark Preston and Dana Davidsen contributed to this report.


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soundoff (15 Responses)
  1. Marie MD

    Most of it probably from the likes of adelson and the koch brothers.
    Fortunately we proved in 2012 that you can't buy elections!

    April 9, 2014 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  2. Name jk. Sfl. THE KOCH BROTHERS GOP STOOGES PARTY NEEDS to be VOTED OUT IN NOVEMBER !!!!

    All the KOCH money in the world WONT SAVE the dysfunctional and INCOMPETENT GOP in November .

    April 9, 2014 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  3. Maripil

    It's the Koch brother's blood money and Sheldon's ill gotten wealth that keeps the GOP machine running!!

    April 9, 2014 07:13 am at 7:13 am |
  4. Maripil

    The GOP will go to any shady lengths to raise money !! WHAT ELSE IS NEW!!!

    April 9, 2014 07:16 am at 7:16 am |
  5. rla

    Who cares– I wish both parties would start acting like they had the Countries interests at heart FIRST and not their parties!

    April 9, 2014 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
  6. Gurgyl

    Don't give a dime to these nation's War mongrels. Make sure Republicans are gone to dogs with this election–this includes Walter Jones too. Nothing GOP did to benefit USA. Red states are not expanding Medicaid, hurting poor, Elderly. Watch out.

    April 9, 2014 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
  7. Chris-E...al

    Republicans is our only hope if we are to survive in this growing world of madness . The curremt path is not working out . As many had wished including me . .

    April 9, 2014 08:07 am at 8:07 am |
  8. Anonymous

    "Last week, the Supreme Court decided in a 5-4 ruling to allow more private money in electoral politics by removing a limit on the total number of candidates one can donate to in one election season."
    ----------------------------------
    The keyword here is private. The net result is that limits for private individuals have been removed but not for public groups like unions.

    April 9, 2014 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  9. smendler

    I HAVE THE SOLUTION both to CAMPAIGN FINANCE and the NATIONAL DEBT:

    It's so SIMPLE!!

    The person who brings the MOST CASH to the US Treasury on Election Day WINS THE OFFICE!!

    Just cut out all the middlemen!!

    April 9, 2014 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  10. salty dog

    Its funny how my state Republicans are taking away my right to strike, or picket, they say that in no way shape or form restricts my right to free speech, 1000$ fine per person per day 10000$ a day fine to the union, to be given to the company being picketed. But limiting a rich man's ability to influence the political system with unlimited money is infringement of his right to free speech, gotta love these Republicans.

    April 9, 2014 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  11. salty dog

    The gop has their base foaming at the mouth, laser focus on their ideologies, and their voters are failing to care the tactics the gop uses to get their way, what happens when its an issue near and dear to you, and they use the same underhanded strategy to attack it. So short sighted its amazing.

    April 9, 2014 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  12. Mightyduk

    Republicans the only ones offering solutions, right, haven't heard of any in years.

    April 9, 2014 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  13. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA - Take Back the House

    How about the RNC tout their "Family Values."

    April 9, 2014 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  14. DRAKE MALLARD

    There's a reason for this, there's a reason education sucks, and it's the same reason it will never ever ever be fixed. It's never going to get any better. Don't look for it. Be happy with what you've got... because the owners of this country don’t want that. I'm talking about the real owners now... They’ve long since bought and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls. They got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear. They got you by the balls. They spend billions of dollars every year lobbying. Lobbying to get what they want. Well, we know what they want. They want more for themselves and less for everybody else, but I’ll tell you what they don’t want. They don’t want a population of citizens capable of critical thinking. They don’t want well-informed, well-educated people capable of critical thinking.

    George Carlin

    April 9, 2014 09:33 am at 9:33 am |
  15. Name jk. Sfl. THE KOCH BROTHERS GOP STOOGES PARTY NEEDS to be VOTED OUT IN NOVEMBER !!!!

    I guess Koch GOP STOOGE party had a good year from ONE of their dwindling benifactors.

    April 9, 2014 09:36 am at 9:36 am |