The NRCC raised $8.1 million in March, a good haul for Walden to tout.
The House GOP’s campaign organization raised $8.1 million in March for its efforts to keep the speaker’s gavel in Republican hands.
The National Republican Congressional Committee will end the first quarter of the 2014 cycle with the same sum, $8.1 million, in the bank, according to fundraising figures provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call.
This marks the third straight month the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has bested the NRCC in fundraising. The DCCC outraised its GOP counterpart by just more than $5 million — $22.6 million to $17.5 million — in the first quarter of this year.
Republicans cited online fundraising as one of the reasons their cash count lags behind. The DCCC’s online donations program continues to flourish, and committee officials say it has brought in more than triple the sum they raised in the first quarter of the 2012 cycle.
“I am proud of these leaders in our conference for stepping up and working with their colleagues to increase our Member participation as we work to strengthen our Majority in the House and ensure that Nancy Pelosi never sits in the Speaker’s chair again,” NRCC Chairman Greg Walden of Oregon said in a statement.
Stivers, the NRCC finance chairman and a prolific fundraiser in his own right, has been assigned a goal of 100 percent participation for member dues.