With an eye towards winning back the House during next year’s midterm elections, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced this week the org has raised a record-breaking amount of cash for the third straight month.
The campaign arm announced raising a staggering $14 million in May alone, hopefully for the party on their way to picking up at least five seats so they can move Nancy Pelosi out of the Speaker’s chair.
The committee is touting their fundraising abilities, saying they have over $42.1 million cash on hand, which they claim is more than double what the committee had at the same time in the last cycle. In addition, the NRCC said they currently are debt-free.
Last month, the NRCC also announced they brought in more than $11.2 million, touting it as its best off-year April fundraising.
Their Democrat counterpart has yet to announce their May fundraising figures. However, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) narrowly outraised the NRCC by $1 million in April. The DCCC reportedly raised $12.2 million, which they were touting as their largest April haul in history.
“Americans are ready to do whatever is necessary to stop Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats’ socialist agenda,” NRCC Chairman Rep. Tom Emmer (R-MN) said in a statement.
Emmer added, “May’s record-breaking fundraising numbers are just the latest indication that House Republicans are primed to retake the majority.”
In April, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) outraised the NRCC by about a million dollars, but Emmer noted then, “Momentum continues to build for Republicans to retake the House and fire Nancy Pelosi.”
There is also this: Historically, the party in the White House loses seats in Congress during midterms, and the Democrats have little wiggle room with their narrow House majority and no room at all in the evenly divided Senate.
Emmer is right; the momentum is definitely on his party’s side, as noted by Fox News on Monday:
The GOP controlled the House for eight years before losing the majority in the chamber in the 2018 midterms amid a wave by House Democrats. But while Republicans lost the White House and their Senate majority in the 2020 contests, in the battle for the House they defied expectations and took a big bite out of the Democrats’ majority in November’s elections and only need a net gain of five seats in 2022 to regain control of the chamber.
House Republicans have history on their side as they aim to regain the chamber. The party that controls the White House, which is currently the Democrats, on average loses roughly 25 House seats in the midterm elections. And the once-in-a-decade redistricting process – pegged to the 2020 census – is expected to generally favor Republicans over Democrats.
Republicans are also working on a strategy similar to the won that put them in power for the first time in 40 years during President Bill Clinton’s first term: A ‘Contract With America 2.0.’
“I’ve been talking to Speaker Newt Gingrich, Lindsey Graham, the president. We actually met together to talk about a path moving forward that’s focused on policy that everybody can come together on. You may remember back in the 1990’s there was a Contract for America,” former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said in April.