New reports reveal that Republicans are well on their way towards victory. The latest fundraising reports show that the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) $158.6 million haul out-raised the Democrat National Committee (DNC) in 2021.
The Hill reports:
The DNC and its joint fundraising arm announced earlier on Monday that they had raised $10.7 million in December, bringing the committee’s annual total to more than $157 million.
The RNC, by comparison, pulled in $11.3 million in December alone, putting it slightly ahead of its Democratic counterpart for the year, Fox News reported. A spokesperson for the RNC did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment on the latest fundraising numbers.
The DNC still ended 2021 with more money in the bank — $65 million to the RNC’s $56.3 million. Still, the pace of fundraising is welcome news for Republicans, who are hoping to recapture control of the House and Senate in this year’s midterm elections.
Democrats are defending razor-thin majorities in both chambers of Congress in 2022; Republicans need to flip just five seats in the House and only one in the Senate to recapture control of Congress.
So far, pollsters have said Republicans are likely to take back the House and Republicans are anticipating the win. House Republicans have reportedly already begun building their 2023 agenda.