House Speaker Paul Ryan transferred $2.7 million to the National Republican Campaign Committee in August, bringing in a total of $30 million for the House Republicans' campaign finance arm, reports Politico.
That number is a record for a sitting speaker of the House, according to Politico.
The Wisconsin lawmaker's haul eclipses the money brought in by former House Speaker John Boehner. In 2014, Boehner brought in $12.6 million and $20.9 million in 2012.
Ryan toured a dozen states across the U.S. in August, bringing in money for vulnerable House members and GOP candidates who are seeking open seats. During his tour, he participated in 17 events from Washington state to New York, Politico reported.
A Ryan staff member said that he plans to keep up a "breakneck" fundraising pace and continue to support House and Senate members in September and October.
Ryan may be facing an uphill battle as he supports his fellow Congressmen. A report in Mother Jones looked at Republicans in Congress, and suggested that those who support Ryan are among the most vulnerable to being defeated in the election.
The Mother Jones report found that among Ryan's most loyal supporters, those who voted with House leadership on a majority of 11 key votes, 28 of them are considered at-risk in the election, while all 22 of Ryan's "antagonists" — those who did not vote with leadership on a majority of votes — are all considered safe.
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