The National Republican Congressional Committee has made its largest January fundraising haul to date, pulling in $5.58 million as it faces several key races coming up in 2020.
Republican Sens. Cory Gardner, Colorado; Joni Ernst, Iowa; Susan Collins, Maine; Thom Tillis, North Carolina; and David Perdue, Georgia are all coming up for re-election, reports Politico, while quoting a committee aide about the record fundraising haul.
Overall in 2018, the NRCC raised approximately $151.6 million, according to Open Secrets.org, reporting data from the Center for Responsive Politics and based on Federal Election Commission data.
The organization spent $151.2 million, leaving $7.5 million cash on hand.
The NRCC is the chief fundraising committee whose goal is electing Republican candidates to the Senate. The totals reported by the Center for Responsive Politics show expenditures and fundraising from both the main committee and others affiliated to it, noted Open Secrets.
In 2016, the year President Donald Trump was elected to office, the NRCC and affiliated committees raised approximately $138.4 million, spending approximately $134 million.
Figures were not immediately available Tuesday concerning fundraising totals for January for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.
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