First look: NRCC raised $140 million in 2021

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The campaign arm of House Republicans raised $140 million in 2021 and $17.9 million in December alone, setting a new record for committee off-year fundraising, Nerdshala has learned.

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Why this matters: The massive cash flow to the National Republican Campaign Committee comes as House Republican leaders ramp up their efforts to take back the chamber’s majority in November. The party plans to focus its message on inflation, immigration, crime and pandemic closure.

By numbers: Transportation of $140 million during 2021 represents an increase of 65% from 2019.

  • NRCC has $78.2 million in cash, an increase of 146% from 2019.
  • The nearly $18 million it raised in December was more than double the $8.1 million it raised in December 2019.

Noteworthy: House GOP leaders contributed $49.1 million to the NRCC last year – more than a third of the total.

  • House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy transferred $25.3 million.
  • House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) transferred $12.4 million.
  • House Conference Speaker Alice Stefnik (RN.Y.) transferred $1.4 million.
  • The Republican National Committee also transferred $10 million.

What are they saying: “Voters are ready to end Democrat policies that lead to crime, rising prices and open borders,” NRCC President Tom Emmer said in a statement to Nerdshala.

  • The Democrats’ counterpart, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, has yet to report its December and 2021 fundraising totals.
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