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Republicans Beat Democrats in 2017 Fundraising Efforts

Republicans Beat Democrats in 2017 Fundraising Efforts
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By    |   Thursday, 01 February 2018 12:23 PM

The Republican National Committee brought in more money than the Democratic National Committee in 2017, The Washington Post reported.

The RNC, along with the Republican House and Senate party committees and the two main Republican congressional super PACs brought in almost $289 million in 2017, with the RNC making up $123 million of that, new Federal Election Commission filings show, the report said.

The Democrats' total for 2017 from all its committees was $258 million, The Post reported. The DNC's portion of that was $64.5 million.

President Donald Trump's small-dollar contributions were the key to RNC's fundraising success, with 44 percent of the RNC's total being from donations of less than $200, the report said.

"Our strong fundraising numbers reflect voters' optimism and continued support as President Trump fulfills his promises to the American people," said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a statement, The Post reported.

"We look forward to electing more Republican leaders in Congress who will support President Trump's winning agenda on behalf of the American people," McDaniel said in the statement.

The Democratic National Committee brought in $64.5 million. Combined with the Democrats' senatorial and congressional campaign committees and two main super PACs, the party's total in 2017 was $258 million, The Post reported.

The Congressional Leadership Fund and the Senate Leadership Fund together raised about $40 million, $5 million more than the funds' Democratic counterparts, the report said.

Congressional Leadership Fund officials said their focus would be promoting the new tax law, saying it is vital to keeping the Republicans in the majority.

"Every Republican in Congress should be spending their time selling the tax plan. Anything else is a waste of time and money," spokeswoman Courtney Alexander told The Post.

The Federal Election Commission filings also showed that the Trump campaign and the RNC paid more than $1 million in legal fees in the last three months of 2017, Politico reported.

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