Small Donors Propel Republican Fundraising Over Democrats

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 5/22/2019 | Mary Chastain
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The Republican National Committee (RNC) raised $15.9 million in April compared to the Democrat National Committee’s $6.6 million. The RNC has zero debt.

The money raised puts the RNC war chest at $34.7 million while the DNC only has $7.6 million.

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Small donors helped propel the RNC to historic numbers in April. The majority of the $15.9 million came from people who donated up to $200. Only $4 million came from large donors.

The DNC had a similar ratio between small donors ($3,084,136) and large donors ($3,065,795).

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The RNC raised $30 million from January to March, “with an average donation of $34.26.” From The Washington Examiner:

“Our record-breaking April fundraising haul is yet another example of the outstanding leadership of Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel along with the overwhelming grassroots support for President Trump, and the winning results of a Republican-led agenda,” said RNC Chief of Staff Richard Walters.

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“Thanks to the president’s supporters, the RNC continues to grow its robust, permanent field program and top-notch data operation so that we can support Republicans up and down the ballot and re-elect President Trump in 2020,” he added.

I have noted numerous times that small donors matter more than large donors. The Democrats seized on this idea a while ago and developed ActBlue. The Republicans finally realized the importance of donors in January when the party made its own small donor fundraising tool called Patriot Pass.

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Patriot Pass has a long way to catch up to ActBlue, which has existed for 14 years.

Small donors helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in 2016. His fundraiser leader Michael Whitney explained in 2017 that small-dollar donations measure...
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