McCarthy hits record $57.8 million in fundraising in non-election year
With Democrats defending as they try to hold on to their razor-thin majority in both houses of Congress next year, and Republicans enjoying historic tailwinds on their backs, House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy is confident that his party would win back control of the Chamber. 2022 mid-term elections.
Pointing to his record fundraising so far this year, the longtime Congressman from California told Granthshala News this week that “Republicans nationwide have been fired for taking back the House” and alleged that “Democrats are out Running to get out.”
First on Granthshala News: McCarthy nets $57.8 million so far this year
And if that happens in the 2022 elections, McCarthy — who faces virtually no opposition at the House GOP convention — as House speaker Democratic Rep. Nancy will replace Pelosi.
As he pushes to gain a House majority and take control of the speaker’s gavel, McCarthy’s strong fundraising — and where he’s putting campaign cash — is telling.
McCarthy earned $57.8 million during the first nine months of 2021, an off-election year record for Republicans. The fundraising figures were first reported on Tuesday by Granthshala News.
“Kevin McCarthy has been our number one fundraiser not only this cycle but the last cycle,” stressed Representative Tom Emmer, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).
“Our goal is to get Nancy Pelosi back with an everlasting majority and make Kevin McCarthy speaker. There’s no secret about that,” the Minnesota Republican told Granthshala News on Wednesday.
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McCarthy is spreading wealth.
The House GOP leader’s team highlighted that McCarthy has transferred $19.4 million over the past nine months to the NRCC, the re-election arm of House Republicans, $8.3 million directly to GOP office bearers in highly-elected seats, and $2.3 million to GOP incumbents. million to the Republican state parties.
The fundraising transfers not only help give the GOP a better shot at winning a majority, but they further cement McCarthy’s already very secure position as leader of House Republicans.
“Transferring money to party committees or donating money to fellow Republican campaigners is not only an important way to strengthen ties, but it sends a clear signal to the rest of the caucus that you are making the Republican majority a top priority,” As longtime GOP strategist Brian Walsh noted. “Historically you have seen successful leaders of both the parties do this.”
Walsh, a veteran House and Senate GOP communications director, explained that McCarthy has “recruited a lot of these people, he’s developed relationships with them. He’s making it clear that he prioritizes their success.” Let’s see, what helps that relationship in any business.”
And it sets McCarthy up for speakership if Republicans win a majority next year, when they need a net gain of just five seats to regain control of the House, which they lost in the 2018 midterm. Had gone.
“It’s only a matter of time and the entire convention is counting down the days. Speaker McCarthy is a shoo-in,” said Republican Study Committee chairman, Rep. Jim Banks of Indiana, the House’s nearly half-century-old caucus conservative lawmakers, told Granthshala News.