“We have raised more money than any political party in history going into a midterm”
The Republican National Committee revealed Wednesday that it raised more money heading into 2018 than any other midterm election in history; smashing expectations and raising serious questions about any ‘blue wave’ this fall, reported Hannity.com.
“The RNC is investing in over 70 races across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “We’re already on the ground in 27 states. In California two weeks ago, there were seven races where Hillary Clinton won those districts. In six of those districts, more Republicans turned out than Democrats. That is very good for us in those primaries.”
Speaking of California, she said: “The Democrats put $10 million into that state to push turnout. We put $300,000 in to push turnout because we knew how important it was. But we did it more strategically, and we knew exactly where our voters were because of our data. And we still beat them. A bellwether of who wins in the general has always been which party turns out more people in the primary. In the past four election cycles, the party that gets more people out in the primary usually wins in the general.”
McDaniel’s comments come as the Democratic National Committee struggles to raise money ahead of the 2018 election, when the DNC hopes to retake control of Congress.
The DNC just posted its worst April of fundraising in a midterm year since 2006, ensuring the Democratic Party’s money woes will extend into the 2018 elections.