NRCC Has Biggest Bankroll In Its History

Republican group has $53 million in cash on hand

Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee which is reporting its best cash on hand numbers in its history. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Oregon Rep. Greg Walden is the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee which is reporting its best cash on hand numbers in its history. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted May 20, 2016 at 8:49am

The National Republican Congressional Committee is touting its best cash on hand numbers in its history, according to its monthly report for April that it will file with the Federal Election Commission.  

The committee said it raised $5.4 million in April, compared to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s haul of $8.6 million for the same month.  

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But the Republican fundraising arm said it has $53 million in cash on hand, which an NRCC aide said is the highest figure ever for the committee. The NRCC holds a slight advantage over the DCCC’s $48.1 million cash on hand.  

The numbers come as Democrats are mounting a serious effort to regain the House and some Republican Senate operatives are worried about campaign funds drying up at the Republican National Committee.  

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“I think the fact that in this environment we are leading by so much is a huge takeaway,” said an NRCC aide.  

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