The Republican National Committee announced that it has four times as much cash on hand than it had at this point ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.
The RNC said it raised $12.4 million in January and has a total of $40.7 million cash on hand.
In January of 2014, the RNC had $9.8 million in cash on hand and that year, the GOP won the majority in the Senate.
“We are working hand-in-hand with Republicans in Congress and President Trump to enact a pro-growth agenda on behalf of the American people,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said.
The RNC also announced it had zero debt and said the total amount it had raised in the 2018 cycle was $144.9 million.
The RNC has largely outraised the Democratic National Committee in the past year and the DNC, which hasn't yet released its January numbers, ended 2017 with $6.5 million in the bank and $6.1 million in debt.
Also, while the RNC has consistently outraised its Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has posted large fundraising numbers.
The DCCC announced in January it had raised almost $9.5 million in December compared to the National Republican Congressional Committee's nearly $4.1 million for the same period.
The RNC numbers come after finance director Steve Wynn resigned last month amid reports in the Wall Street Journal that he had pressured multiple women employees in his hotel empire to perform sexual acts.
Florida Rep. Tom Rooney announced Monday he will not seek a sixth term in November.
“After what will be 10 years in the United States Congress representing the good people of Florida’s Heartland, it’s time to ‘hang ‘em up,’ as my old football coach used to say,” the GOP congressman said in a statement.
First elected in 2008, Rooney serves on the Appropriations and Select Intelligence Committees.
Rooney specifically thanked several of his GOP colleagues, past and present, for their friendship.
“To my colleagues in the House: Representatives Herrera-Buetler, Hunter, Kinzinger, Roby, Yoder, and Dold, your unyielding friendship and loyalty will never be forgotten,” he said.
Rooney suggested that his career in public service may not be over, saying in his statement: “I look forward to serving Florida again in the future in a different capacity. Keep the faith. Sláinte!”
His 17th District is rated Solid Republican by Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales. President Donald Trump carried the district by nearly 30 points in 2016.
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