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Outside Groups Amass Record $42M in August For Senate Republicans

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 Sen. Roy Blunt is in a tough fight in Missouri. (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 07 Sep 2016 02:02 PM

Two outside groups supporting Senate Republicans raked in a massive $42 million in August, their "best single month of fundraising," according to Politico.

The amount raised by the groups, with close ties to Sen. Mitch McConnell, reflects the urgency of Republican donors as they try to fend off Democrats from winning back the Senate.

"This is without a doubt the best single month of fundraising we have ever had for our groups," Ian Prior, communications director for both the Senate Leadership Fund super-PAC and an affiliated non-profit One Nation told The Hill in a statement Wednesday.

The two groups have raised nearly $100 million this election cycle and August – a typically slow fundraising period – was their best month, Politico reported.
The SLF raised $28.2 million in August; One Nation $14.2 million.

"Most donors go away; they go on vacation, they don’t want to talk about politics and they don’t want to write checks," Steven Law, an executive who runs both the Senate Leadership Fund and One Nation, told Politico. "Basically August was the month that donors rolled up their sleeves and got in the game."

Republicans hold a four-seat majority in the Senate, but their prospects for keeping the chamber are generally seen as slim.

Although Trump has picked up recently in national polls, he is still underperforming in key states. Groups like the Senate Leadership Fund are more focused on states like North Carolina and Missouri, where incumbents Richard Burr and Roy Blunt will face tough competition.

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Two outside groups supporting Senate Republicans raked in a massive $42 million in August, their "best single month of fundraising," according to Politico. The amount raised by the groups, with close ties to Sen. Mitch McConnell, reflects the urgency of Republican donors as...
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