$176.9 million raised for cycle, includes $5 million line of credit
October 23, 2014 - WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus has announced that the RNC raised $8.1 million October 1 through October 15, in addition to taking out a $5 million line of credit. The RNC has outpaced the DNC for the cycle, raising a total of $176.9 million to support our candidates up and down the ballot. To capitalize on the growing Republican momentum, the RNC earlier this month announced it would take out a line of credit to make sure committees and state parties had the necessary resources for the final days.
“Even after a record-breaking September, the RNC continued to receive tremendous support in the first 15 days of October,” said Chairman Priebus. “I want to thank everyone who has contributed to ensure we’re able to send a Republican majority to the United States Senate this year, in addition to growing our majority in the House, electing outstanding Republican governors, and securing important victories at the state and local levels.
“We’re proud to be able to continue working closely with our state parties and to provide data, tools, staff, and volunteers to support our great slate of candidates.
“In these finals days, the decision Americans face is becoming even clearer: a vote for a Democrat is a vote for the Obama agenda. A vote for a Republican is a vote to end the gridlock in the U.S. Senate, put power back in the hands of the people, and to create good jobs for hardworking Americans.
“Republicans will continue to focus on the issues that voters care about: jobs, healthcare, national security, energy, and government spending. With the president’s policies ‘on the ballot,’ to use his phrase, we’re confident that we have the winning message.”
- Total raised October 1-15: $13.1 million, including $5 million line of credit
- Total raised for 2014 cycle through October 15: $176.9 million
- Total cash on hand: $6.7 million
- Percentage of donations $200 and under October 1-15: 97%
- Average donation October 1-15: $65.74