Republicans fall campaign looks better financed than Democrats
Several outside GOP groups raised record-setting numbers for the upcoming midterm elections, USA Today reported Monday.Republican fundraising is run well ahead of Democrats who are still struggling to pay off debts from the 2016 campaign. The touted blue wave election looks like it may run out of money before it gets started.
Republican groups allied with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) amassed $31.6 million in 2017, the newspaper said, noting the record for an off-cycle year. The groups include the Senate Leadership Fund, One Nation, Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads.
"We start this cycle better prepared than we ever have been," Steven Law, the CEO of American Crossroads, told the newspaper.
The fundraising total comes as Republicans prepare to defend eight Senate seats in this year’s midterm elections. Historically, the president’s party typically loses seats in midterms.