NRCC Dinner Brings in $12 Million

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will deliver the keynote address at the NRCC's annual dinner tonight. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised $12 million for its annual dinner, taking place tonight at the National Building Museum and keynoted by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R).

This year's take tops last year's $10 million dinner haul.

"I am proud to announce that the NRCC’s March Dinner raised a record-breaking $12 million to strengthen the Republican Majority in the House. As co-chairs, Candice, Bill and John did a phenomenal job in their efforts to make this year’s event a huge success," NRCC Chairman Pete Sessions (Texas) said in a statement, referring to GOP Reps. Candice Miller (Mich.), Bill Shuster (Pa.) and John Sullivan (Okla.).

"With these unparalleled fundraising efforts the NRCC will be able to stay on offense and destroy Nancy Pelosi’s dream of reclaiming the Speaker’s gavel," Sessions added.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee outraised the NRCC in February, but the NRCC ended last month with more in the bank: $20.6 million in cash on hand.