The Republican National Committee forked over $7 million to the campaign spending arms of the House and Senate as candidates enter the home stretch before the Nov. 6 midterm elections, Politico reported Tuesday.
The National Republican Congressional Committee, the House campaign arm, has spent more than $130 million this cycle, while its Senate counterpart, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, has spent nearly $106 million, according to the Federal Election Commission’s online database.
The RNC has injected each with a final dose of $3.5 million to help Republican candidates across the finish line.
On the House side, Republicans are mostly on the defensive.
Inside Elections with Nathan L. Gonzales projects 17 current GOP seats as either Tilts, Leans or Likely Democratic, with another 14 rated as Toss-up.
Just two Democratic seats, a pair of open seats in Minnesota’s 1st and 8th Districts, are rated Toss-ups.
Democrats need a 24-seat pickup to regain a majority in the House, something they haven’t savored since 2011.
In the Senate, where 10 Democratic incumbents are up for re-election in states President Donald Trump won in 2016, the picture is rosier for the Republicans.
Three of the five races rated Toss-up are for seats held by Democrats in Florida, Indiana and Missouri.
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