Politics House GOP campaign arm raises $25.8 million in third quarter
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The National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee (NRCC) announced on Thursday it brought in $25.8 million in the third quarter, bringing its 2021 fundraising haul to $105 million through September.
The committee said it set a record for its September fundraising, with $12.2 million raised.
The NRCC said it has a total of $65 million cash-on-hand, which is three times the amount it had at this time during the last campaign cycle.
The latest haul from the GOP committee comes after House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said on Wednesday that he raised nearly $60 million this year, including $14.7 million that was raised during the third quarter.
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Georgia is expected to be the unanimous choice to overtake the top spot and as many as five Big Ten teams could occupy slots in the top 10.The Crimson Tide are no longer unbeaten after losing 41-38 at Texas A&M. Georgia will be the new No. 1, with the only real question whether the Bulldogs will be the unanimous choice — and there's little reason to think otherwise.
Additionally, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced he raked in $5.3 million in the third quarter, bringing his year-to-date total to nearly $21.5 million.
"A special thanks to Leader Kevin McCarthy, Whip Steve Scalise, our Republican conference, and the tens of thousands of generous donors who have made these record-breaking fundraising totals possible," said NRCC Chairman Tom Emmer (R-Minn.). "House Democrats are sprinting toward the exits because they know their days in the majority are numbered and we look forward to keeping up the pressure."
Democrats currently have a narrow eight-seat majority in the House. Over 780 Republican candidates have filed to run so far, according to McCarthy's campaign.
But Democrats have also shown their fundraising strength. The Democratic National Committee and its affiliated joint fundraising group revealed last month that it, leaving them with almost $68 million in the bank. The NRCC's Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has not released their third-quarter fundraising numbers yet.
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