Republican supporters are reacting to Democratic "mob" protests of President Trump and his Supreme Court pick with something that might be more important in the midterm congressional elections than signs and shouts -- money and shoe leather.
Republican National Committee officials have revealed that during the height of the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the court, donations surged an unheard of 500 percent.
And that followed another donor surge in the month before, including one day that marked the largest online fundraising day ever.
What’s more, volunteers have flooded into party offices eager to help get out the vote in the midterm elections. One fact: 50 percent of those the party cold called to seek their help in the upcoming election committed to volunteering, far more than the typical 7 percent.
“The Left’s angry mob has Republicans energized,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel tweeted.
Maxine Waters incites violence against @realDonaldTrump’s cabinet.— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 10, 2018
Cory Booker pleads for activists to “get up in the face of some congresspeople.”
Hillary Clinton says “you cannot be civil with” Republicans.
Now Eric Holder wants the mob even angrier. pic.twitter.com/IF91FDD321
Some other facts provided to Secrets:
- Since The Washington Post published Christine Blasey Ford’s unconfirmed accusations against Kavanaugh in mid-September, donations to the Republican Party jumped 40 percent compared to the first half of the month.
- Sunday, Sept. 30 marked our largest online fundraising take ever.
- From Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, the party raised nearly $6 million.
- 87,000 responded to an email request to volunteer on the night Trump announced his court pick. The party has amassed 300,000 more since.