The Republican National Committee revealed Wednesday that it raised more money heading into 2018 than any other midterm election in history; smashing expectations and raising serious questions about the predicted “blue wave” this fall.
“The RNC is investing in over 70 races across the country,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “We’re already on the ground in 27 states. In California two weeks ago, there were seven races where Hillary Clinton won those districts. In six of those districts, more Republicans turned out than Democrats. That is very good for us in those primaries.”
“We have raised more money than any political party in history going into a midterm,” she added.
McDaniel’s comments come as the Democratic National Committee struggles to raise money ahead of the 2018 election, when the DNC hopes to sway enough centrist and moderate voters to retake control of Congress this fall.