The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced on Friday its total fundraising efforts for 2017 were $61.9 million, raising $10.8 million in May alone, The Hill reported.
"Our fundraising success wouldn't be possible without the support of our network of loyal grassroots donors across the country and bold leadership from President [Donald] Trump and Congressional Republicans," RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel wrote in a statement.
"Thanks to the continued investment by Americans who truly believe conservative values will continue to change this country for the better, the RNC will be there to support, defend, and elect Republicans headed into 2018 and beyond," she added.
The RNC is anticipating heated challenges by Democrats for contested House and Senate seats in 2018. The party has already invested heavily in a Georgia special election to be held June 20, backing Republican candidate Karen Handel in her battle against Democrat Jon Ossoff for the seat previously held by Rep. Tom Price. Price resigned earlier this year to become Trump's Health and Human Services secretary.
RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn echoed McDaniel's sentiments, stating, "Breaking yet another fundraising record would not be possible without the unwavering commitment from Republican supporters, who know the president and Republican leadership are dedicated to improving and strengthening our country."
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