(National Sentinel) GOP Fundraising: In yet another sign that Republican #nevertrump holdouts need to get with President Donald J. Trump’s program if they want to remain employed in the nation’s capital, the latest GOP fundraising data indicates that the party’s money haul is being fueled largely by small-dollar Trump donors.
Per McClatchy DC:
The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year.
The record-breaking fundraising can be largely attributed to a flurry of small-dollar donors responding to fundraising appeals by the first Republican president in eight years, Donald Trump, according to a new report to be released later this week and obtained by McClatchy.
The numbers give Republicans a large cash advantage over Democrats as they look to retain control of both chambers of Congress in the midterm elections next year.
There’s more. In September, the party hired directors in 17 states around the country, marking the most expansive midterm field program in its history.
“This month’s numbers show once again that Americans of all backgrounds approve of the direction our country is headed under Republican leadership,” RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said in a statement. “We are grateful to our generous donors who allow us to continue to expand our Republican majorities.”
Now, we don’t know about you, but it seems crystal clear to us that the president, and not rank-and-file congressional Republicans — and most definitely not Republican leaders on Capitol Hill — is the one driving donations. That’s an obvious sign that Trump’s agenda, and not that of the GOP, is also driving them.
So what’s the problem with the GOP Congress? Why is the president having such a hard time passing the agenda his (and the party’s) supporters want?
We’ve said it before and we’ll keep saying it: Republicans in Congress oppose this president at their own peril. This is just more proof.
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