RNC raised $34 million in May, DNC raised $20 million
June 20th, 2012
10:04 PM ET
11 years ago

RNC raised $34 million in May, DNC raised $20 million

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee brought in $34 million last month, marking the best May in the RNC's history, according to an official with the group.

In total, the RNC has raised $81.3 million in 2012. The group said Wednesday they surpassed their entire 2011 fund-raising figure in mid-June.

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Wednesday's numbers represent a spike for the group, which began a joint fund-raising effort with Mitt Romney in April when it became clear the former Massachusetts governor would become the presumptive GOP nominee. Filings with the Federal Election Commission indicate the Romney Victory fund transferred nearly $26 million to the RNC in May.

The Democratic National Committee brought in almost $20 million in May, according to their FEC report. That included more than $13 million that was transferred from the Obama Victory fund.

In total, Romney for President, Romney Victory, and the Republican National Committee brought in just under $77 million in May, according to Romney’s campaign, topping their Democratic rivals by more than $10 million.

When added together, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, along with the Obama Victory Fund, reported raising $63.6 million last month. The money is divided between the re-election campaign, the Democratic National Committee and affiliated Democratic state parties.

The RNC said Wednesday they had $60.8 cash on hand, compared to just under $30 million in the bank for the DNC.

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soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. k

    Yeah, from just 13 donors. I'll bet you $10,0000 I'm right.

    OBAMA 2012!

    June 20, 2012 10:20 pm at 10:20 pm |
  2. MaryM

    Romney you can raise a billion but America will not let you buy this election.

    June 20, 2012 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  3. swisscottage

    Guess Obama needs more $36,000 per plate dinners from the 1%. What a hypocrite.

    June 20, 2012 10:39 pm at 10:39 pm |
  4. jane

    we are badly in need of finance reform!!!!

    June 20, 2012 10:48 pm at 10:48 pm |
  5. Anthony

    I just don't understand why people would vote for Republicans when they are so destructive. I just don't.

    June 20, 2012 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  6. Larry L

    The-cats know you can make the toothless masses in the NASCAR crowd believe Romney is a "regular guy' if you pour enough money into the game. Think about it... they believe the Earth is less than 6000 years old and Fox News is "fair & balanced". Making Romney look like something other than a spoiled preppy shouldn't be too hard! Not with that crowd.

    June 20, 2012 11:19 pm at 11:19 pm |
  7. California Conservative

    Sounds like the republicans would get to $1 Billion way before the dems will. Dems were bragging about making a Billion for Hussein. Say what now?

    June 20, 2012 11:22 pm at 11:22 pm |
  8. Myviewis

    So I hear Obama is being petty and going after Romney's donors, he wants a list of donors? Now of course if he's ahead in collecting contributions than it would be a witch hunt if Republicans asked him for a list of his donors. I can't figure out if Obama is a bully, a control freak or just scared of Romney.

    June 20, 2012 11:26 pm at 11:26 pm |
  9. Expat American

    $34M and still no message; other than a veiled initiative to return the country back to the failed Republican policies of yesteryear.

    June 20, 2012 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  10. BunnyBunny

    Romney has the Mormon church behind him. They are very big on being in control of politics.

    June 20, 2012 11:49 pm at 11:49 pm |
  11. dreucalypt

    Corporate America believes they can buy the election, obviously.

    June 21, 2012 12:09 am at 12:09 am |
  12. Devon Myers

    Its called coporations seeking to corrupt the government system by flooding donations into the republican's pocket to make sure there economical interest, not the issues that pertain to the people, are kept

    June 21, 2012 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  13. King

    dah, when you have rich folks pouring in money to repubs because they dont want their taxes going up is not a surprise. we look at china paying their workers minimum wages as they use the extra money to focus on taking over the number one world power status from America, while the repubs tries to take our focus off modernization, and focus on social issues as they obstruct this president at every turn. the president wants to take taxes from the wealthy and invest in our country modernization, just to keep pace with the Chinese, but the rich and their repubs lap dogs fight him every step of the way.

    June 21, 2012 01:30 am at 1:30 am |

    I can't believe anyone would contribute one dime to either party ,they could have put a dent in the national debt.

    June 21, 2012 04:38 am at 4:38 am |
  15. onlyfacts61

    In the past the "side" that raised the most was considered the most popular. Donations from a handful of rich men have changed the game. Todays contributions do not reflect the true attitude of the average voter.

    June 21, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  16. Anthony

    There is no question that Romney has the support of the rich. He promises them a huge tax cut, so the rich will make back their investment. For the rest of us, a huge tax cut means a huge debt, so that social programs, including Social Security and Medicare, will need to be cut. Unfortunately for Republicans, Romney is still the candidate. Hundreds of millions of dollars won't change the fact that Romney is still an out-of-touch candidate whom no one can relate to.

    June 21, 2012 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    It appears that the wealthy have decided they want another great depression, so they are donating to the GOP, because they know tax cuts for the wealthy and cuts to government programs will do just that. Imagine all the things that the wealthy can buy at drastically discounted prices.

    June 21, 2012 07:19 am at 7:19 am |
  18. Gurgyl

    It does not mean a thing. All just say yes on Obama12.

    June 21, 2012 07:46 am at 7:46 am |