NRCC sees big fundraising night with Nikki Haley
March 20th, 2012
10:10 PM ET
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NRCC sees big fundraising night with Nikki Haley

(CNN) - The Republican campaign committee for the U.S. House of Representatives touted raising $12 million on Tuesday for its annual dinner, this year keynoted by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

The amount marks a $2 million boost over its dinner haul last year, according to a statement by the National Republican Congressional Committee.

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"With these unparalleled fundraising efforts the NRCC will be able to stay on offense and destroy Nancy Pelosi's dream of reclaiming the Speaker's gavel," NRCC Chairman and Texas Rep. Pete Sessions said in a statement.

Haley rose to GOP fame with her 2010 gubernatorial win in South Carolina and recently stumped for Mitt Romney on the campaign trail ahead of the Palmetto State's primary in January.

The dinner, which took place at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., came one day after the NRCC reported raising $5.1 million in February, ending the month with $20.6 cash on hand.

Meanwhile, its counterpart in the House, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee reported raising more money last month at $6.3 million, but finished with less in the bank at $16.4 million.

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Filed under: 2012 • House • Nikki Haley • Republicans
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. ThinkAgain

    She's angling for the VP pick ...

    March 20, 2012 10:29 pm at 10:29 pm |
  2. Claudia, Phoenix, AZ

    This woman's heritage is in India, even though she was born here, I still believe she will support and send more jobs to India.

    March 20, 2012 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  3. Nobodies Pon

    She will be mitts running mate in november

    March 20, 2012 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  4. Tired of republican lies

    Helping with the paid fix that is in...All this smells fishy....

    March 20, 2012 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Republicans have a strange facination with angry, illogical women who are almost attractive. Ann Coulter is a good example. With a nice personality she'd be sorta cute – rather than a ruthless shrew ready to slice away your manhood with a razor. Sarah Palin is attractive but she's still got that flawed gene... the thing that keeps her from actually saying something intelligent. Even Michelle Bachman looks nice – but hearing her speak makes you want to pray-yourself-gay. Maybe it's this syndrome that sends so many Republicans to public latrines where they practice their "wide stance".

    March 20, 2012 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Larry L - Republicans have a strange facination with angry, illogical women who are almost attractive
    Typical liberal that hates women. Please seek psychiatric therapy.

    March 21, 2012 12:34 am at 12:34 am |
  7. Thomas

    @Larry L

    Just be happy your not married to one !

    March 21, 2012 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  8. BeverlyNC

    Nikki Haley is a disaster of a governor. SC is poorer than ever, high jobless rate, worst education system in the nation with half of students not even graduating from high school – backward, ignorant and racist. She should be ashamed of her state and the nothing she has done to improve it. Still flying the Confederate flag all over the state. Haley is just another loser Republican governor like Scott, Kasich, Snyder, McDonnell, Daniels and the soon-to-be-thrown-out Governor Walker. Shining examples of why we need to throw out every Republican in every local, state, and national office so the PEOPLE come first and America has the opportunity to recover from these extremist destroyers.

    March 21, 2012 02:49 am at 2:49 am |
  9. Namejkane fl live from teapublican moon base no taxes, no regulation no health care, free gas.

    All these republican freaks will be out in Nov

    March 21, 2012 05:23 am at 5:23 am |
  10. silvereagle

    She is the worse governor the state of SC has ever had – will somebody please take her off our hands. She was so tacky to give out copies of her book at the dinner. I hope they had lots of recycle bins at the doors – I am sure most people just threw the books away – its all a lie anyway. Thats all Haley knows what to do – is lie.

    March 21, 2012 07:03 am at 7:03 am |