GOP Campaign Arm Shatters Fundraising Record: 'Voters Motivated to Fire Nancy Pelosi'
Beats biggest ever off-election-year monthly haul by $3.6 million
The National Republican Congressional Committee has shattered the records for the biggest ever off-election-year monthly haul by $3.6 million.
$19.1 million was raised in March by the NRCC and $33.7 million for the first quarter of 2021, a news release reported.
The House campaign arm of the GOP said it finished the quarter “with $29.7M cash on hand, which is a 57% increase over the same point last cycle.”
The NRCC reported an average grassroots donation of $32.70 and is also debt-free.
NRCC spokesman Michael McAdams said in a statement:
“Republican voters are motivated to fire Nancy Pelosi, stop Democrats’ socialist agenda and take back the House."
The numbers show reports of the GOP’s demise folowing the Jan. 6 Capitol incursion were greatly magnified by outlets like The New York Times, NPR, and Reuters.
.@tomemmer on why the NRCC's record-breaking fundraising numbers prove Republicans are in position to take back the House & defeat @SpeakerPelosi's socialist agenda in 2022 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/ZJw4wxxcQx— NRCC (@NRCC) April 14, 2021
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee waited a week after the Republicans to report its first-quarter fundraising numbers.
The DCCC said it raised $34.1 million in the first quarter, with $30.3 million cash on hand.
The DCCC’s February report revealed they where in $11 million in debt.
Last year, Republicans won every district listed as a toss-up by The New York Times a
GOP also flipped 15 seats with an overall net gain of 12 seats.
Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker noted there are also significant wins for the GOP at the state level.
“Every state that had a Republican majority before the 2020 election kept it going into this year, and three more were added — two in New Hampshire, one in Alaska, as well as a net gain of one Republican governor in Montana,” Walker said.
“[I]f you look ahead to 2022, particularly at the U.S. House of Representatives, most — not every — but most states are going to draw the boundaries in the state legislature, not only for those legislative seats but for just about every House seat,” he added.
Republicans’ prospects look extremely hopeful because of how well they did in their state legislative races.
“Conservatives having overwhelming majorities means that just drawing fair maps, I think, will make it fairly likely that Republicans, if they run good candidates and stay true to the word, will probably regain the U.S. House of Representatives,” he said.
The breakdown in the House is 222 Democrats and 213 Republicans, meaning GOP needs to win only five seats to fire Pelosi.
During Barack Obama’s first presidential term, the tea party movement helped sweep 63 new Republican members into office, giving them a 242 to 193 majority.
Pelosi lost her gavel after holding it for four years.
History could repeat itself.