(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Following a recent report on the Republican party finances, Ronna McDaniel, the Republican National Committee Chair downplayed the seriousness of the situation arguing that this was not an “unusual” situation.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that there were concerns regarding the finances of the GOP as the number of donations to the RNC had dropped ahead of the 2024 presidential election. The Post further noted that in October the RNC had around $9.1 million in the bank, which is less than half the amount that the party reportedly had at the same point ahead of the 2016 presidential election when they had around $20 million on hand. The Democratic National Committee on the other hand has around $17.7 million in cash as of October.
In a recent interview, McDaniel argued that these numbers were not an indication of how the party was doing, but instead, they just showed that donors were spending their funds donating to individual presidential candidates. As she said the majority of the donors are currently focusing on individuals ahead of the primary and once the party’s nominee has been selected they are going to be there to support the RNC. She further argued that this was a completely normal situation and that there was nothing unusual about what was happening. She added that ultimately they were all going to work together to ensure that a Republican candidate was going to win the White House.
The GOP has also noted that when comparing the RNC’s and Democratic sister committees the RNC had raised $10 million more than all other committees.
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