The Republican National Committee bested its political rival in fundraising last month, bringing in $1.3 million more than the Democratic National Committee in April.
The RNC reported a $14.2 million haul for the month, besting the $12.9 million brought in by the DNC and the Democratic Grassroots Victory Fund, the committee's joint fundraising arm. The latest numbers, revealed Saturday, bring the RNC's total for funds raised this election cycle to $219.9 million. The DNC, meanwhile, has raised $213 million thus far this cycle.
Despite Republicans' slight edge in fundraising numbers, the DNC has a considerable advantage when it comes to cash on hand. While the RNC has $43.7 million available, the DNC has $65.6 million.
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In a statement, RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel emphasized Republicans' eagerness to hit the polls this November and hold Democrats accountable as the party in power.
"The Republican Party is firing on all cylinders to deliver Republican victories across the country," McDaniel, who has served as RNC chair since 2017, said in a statement. "We have incredible enthusiasm on our side and are out-raising, out-investing, and out-organizing Democrats. Americans are hurting because of Biden’s failed leadership and, come November, will send a referendum to the White House and fire Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer once and for all."
A DNC spokesperson, meanwhile, celebrated the party's continued fundraising prowess amid heightened GOP enthusiasm in a midterm election year.
"Engagement from President Biden, Vice President Harris, the First Lady and the Second Gentleman has helped fuel the DNC’s fundraising success," the spokesperson said. "Over half of all new donors to the DNC and one-third of the one-time revenue raised from grassroots channels in April came in from email, texts, and mailings signed by White House principals."
The House has 435 voting members, as well as five delegates who serve as nonvoting members. A party needs 218 votes to gain control of the lower chamber of Congress. Democrats have 221, while Republicans have 209. There were also five vacancies this cycle, four of which were GOP-held seats.
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The Senate has 100 voting members and is currently split 50-50.
Republicans are widely favored to retake the House this November, but by how much is unclear. The fate of the Senate, however, remains a mystery, as numerous swing state races could play spoiler to Republicans' dream of retaking the body.