RNC touts record-breaking July fund-raising
August 17th, 2012
09:41 AM ET
7 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. Thomas

    Gosh, that's a lot of money. I bet it's those poor people adding a dollar here, a dollar there...

    August 17, 2012 09:47 am at 9:47 am |

    All the money in the world isn't going to get the Gop goof canadates elected !!!!!

    August 17, 2012 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  3. Lionel

    Wow. Is it the rich wanting to get more rich. Thanks to the SCOTUS we would not know who is donating.

    Vote to give more tax cuts to millionaires and billionaires.

    August 17, 2012 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  4. WiredWeirdinSF

    Outstanding, it takes a lot of money to overcome the effects of union corruption of the election process.

    August 17, 2012 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  5. gord

    looks like a lot of off-shore account,s being tapped,more tax deductions

    August 17, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  6. dionysusBeer

    @WiredWeirdinSF- Yes! Let's replace union corruption with corporate corruption! That's a brilliant idea! How about we not pull two wrongs to try to make it right?

    August 17, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. CanadaONE

    SOLD!!! to the highest bitter


    The USA has just sold themselves to the 1% trying to buy the American people and then sell them off to the highest bitter


    SOLD to the Cayman Islands where Romeny keeps his money and the new home of the Republican Party

    August 17, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  8. You People Aint Seeing Our Tax Returns

    No amount of money can make Romney acceptable to Americans.
    More fund raising, worse poll numbers.

    August 17, 2012 10:13 am at 10:13 am |
  9. 82 Days until Obama is RE-ELECTED

    @WiredWeirdinSF – Outstanding, it takes a lot of money to overcome the effects of union corruption of the election process.
    Dude, less than 12% of the working population in the US is unionized. That's way more people than the 1% Mitt the Twit wants to help !!

    August 17, 2012 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  10. sammieb51

    Thanks to the Roberts' SCOTUS we might wake up on November 9th and find out that SEVENTEEN ANGY WHITE MEN have just bought the country. Mittens will need lots of his little magic "kitten" underwear and a broom stick he can stick in his shirt to replace the spine he doesn't have.

    August 17, 2012 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  11. sammieb51

    If Romney is elected he will be Ryan's whipping boy.

    August 17, 2012 10:20 am at 10:20 am |
  12. Marie MD

    I guess only the party of he ll no can afford to try to buy the WH for $2.5 billion!!!
    A few super zillionaires against the little guy who pays 28% in taxes while fhe flip flopper and altar boy probably only 13% if we believe him and I don for a millisecond!ou can only lie so many times until everyone stops listening bishop.

    August 17, 2012 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  13. Four and The Door

    Romney/ Ryan 2012 is generating tremendous excitement because after 3 1/2 years of false starts, broken promises and excuses, finally there is a way forward that doesn't include higher taxes, higher debt and higher unemployment. Damn right people are supporting this campaign! We can do better. Americans do not have to settle for poor performance and politics as usual. Romney/ Ryan 2012.

    August 17, 2012 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  14. Fair is Fair

    Excellent, excellent... the hits just keep on coming!

    Romney / Ryan 2012 – Change For The Better

    August 17, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  15. Jon

    I would like to know ... how is Reid paying 100K a year for a room in the Ritz Carlton on his salary of $174K as a Senator? I calculated this by taking the lowest priced room ($265) and multiplying it by 365 ... he doesn't have a low priced room he has a suite which is over $600-$1000 per night.
    $174k a year at a 20% tax bracket would leave Reid $135K to live on. So Reid spends $100k of his $135K a year he makes on a hotel room for him to live in? Something is wrong with this picture. Now with a salary that he nets $35k a year after paying for his lodging, how did he get to be worth over $9 million? Well I know one way. Not pay taxes could help, maybe that is why he thinks Romney doesn’t pay taxes – because he doesn’t.
    Special Note: If you say he is getting a discount because he is a Senator, does he claim the discount on his taxes as income, which is actually a taxable event.

    August 17, 2012 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  16. z2cents

    Looks like the rich are scared of another Obama term and puoring money into GOP. Wonder what they are promised in return?

    August 17, 2012 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  17. tee27

    I would like to know how much of it came from hate groups ?

    August 17, 2012 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  18. T'sah From Virginia

    It's NOT that more people are donating to the Republicans – it's the RICH FOLKS and BIG CORPS and TAX EVADERS that are stretching out their donations over periods of time..................... PERIOD!! If I was RICH, like Romney, Koch, Adelson, etc., and I planned on donating $100 million to PACs, etc., I would break in down and give so much each month. What it all boils down to – the election coming from the RIGHT is being bought!!!


    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!

    August 17, 2012 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  19. Babyboomer

    Doesn't matter how much a few angry old men contribute to this campaign, it won't work. The American people are way smarter than these folks think and we haven't forgotten how we got here. Obama/Biden 2012.

    August 17, 2012 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  20. annieL

    When the Republicans try to scare us little folks about the national debt and how only giving up our Social Security checks and Medicare cards will pay it off, remember this. How EASY it is for them to raise megamillions from corporations and 1%ers to buy our government to protect and promote their financial interests. I'll be giving my $25 to Obama to save my diabetic son's Obamacare high-risk insurance until the exchanges are up and running in 2014. He works hard for his employer who doesn't provide employee insurance and I'll be d**ned if I let Romeny/Ryan take it away on "Day One"!!!!!

    August 17, 2012 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  21. Obama - Ending the American Dream as We Know It

    Anybody with half a brain is donating to the Romney campaign. They know this country is at a tipping point. Over the cliff with Obama and the Democrats and their record of failure or pulling back from the abyss with Romney/Ryan, two successful competent people WITH REAL PLANS to get this country moving FORWARD IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

    August 17, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  22. rs

    Yup, I guess Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan are the best candidates 87 rich men can buy. A sad statement on the condition of our "democracy". A shame all that cash can't be used for something good- like paying down Bush's debt.

    August 17, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  23. Fair is Fair

    @ Jon, who asked about Sen Reid's expenses...

    Jon... I hate to break it to you... but it's you and I who are paying for Sen. Reid's accomodations. And his dining expenses. And his travel expenses. And those of his staff. You see, these guys have expense accounts... and the higher up on the food chain you are, the bigger the expense account. As majority leader, he gets a bundle.

    Good work if you can find it, huh?

    August 17, 2012 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  24. Phil Thomas

    158 million dollars to lie left and right, pathetic. Any middle class person that votes for these guys based on party affiliation are stupid trust me they will not represent you best interest. Unless you have 2 million dollars in the bank, don't confuse upper middle class with rich. It's clear the middle class will shoulder the burden with these two clowns

    August 17, 2012 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  25. Citizen

    More money means more lies and mudslinging, well done RNC. Late Mr. Lee Atwater had the gumption to apologize for the uncivil campaign that he waged against Gov Dukakis. Every man is mortal and time will come for Cheney, Rove, Adelson, Trump, Palin and Preibus. With their dark heart even Mother Earth will have difficulty in embracing their mortal remains. Republican tacticians have taken the blood sport called politics to new (lower) level. They may revel in their victories now, one day they will have to answer the judgment call and it will not be pretty.

    August 17, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
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