The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), the Senate Republican campaign arm, announced a record fundraising haul for August on Tuesday.
NRSC chairman Sen. Rick Scott (R-FL) announced that his group was able to raise $8 million during August, which is a record for August fundraising in a nonelection year. This puts the committee at $25.24 million in cash on hand with zero dollars in debt.
The NRSC said it was able to accomplish this amount of fundraising with a record number of gifts, donors, and first-time donors in any month during the 2022 cycle.
The committee had 175,552 donors that contributed last month, with 174,028 ($4.96 million of its fundraising) of those donations under $200 and an average of $45.17 for all donations.
Additionally, it was the first time donating for 18,981 of the August donors.
“As Joe Biden and Senate Democrats continue to tout their ‘Agenda of Abandonment,’ American voters are starting to abandon them,” Scott said in a statement. “Democrats are responsible for the skyrocketing prices of everyday goods, for a border crisis that’s raged on since January, and for the botched withdrawal from Afghanistan that left our own troops and our allies out to dry.”
“Voters are turning their backs on Democrats’ constant failures because they know Democrats do not have solutions,” he added. “Voters know it will be a Republican Senate majority that will work to protect their families and hold Joe Biden accountable for abandoning hardworking Americans everywhere.”
According to Scott, the committee in August raised more than double what it was able to raise during the same month in the 2020 election cycle, and it has now outpaced the entire fundraising for 2019 of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the NRSC’s Democrat counterpart.
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