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GOP Fails To Help Trump

In April, the House Democrats’ campaign arm outpaced their Republican counterparts in fundraising, bringing in a record-breaking $12.4 million. This impressive haul is the highest amount ever raised by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) in the month of April, contributing to their total of $57.8 million for the year, the largest amount the committee has raised in a presidential election year to date.

Conversely, the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) collected just over $10 million in April, marking it as their second-best April fundraising effort in an election year. Despite this, the NRCC boasts $59.8 million in cash reserves, which is the second-highest amount it has had at this point in an election year.

Nonetheless, the DCCC holds a financial advantage with $75.9 million in the bank.

“House Democrats are gearing up with ample resources to reclaim the majority, elevate Hakeem Jeffries as Speaker, quell the current turmoil, and return the government to its core mission of serving families,” stated Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), chair of the DCCC, with the November elections just six months away.

This year’s House race is shaping up to be fiercely competitive, with Democrats aiming to regain control after a tight loss in the 2022 midterms. Meanwhile, House Republicans are looking to expand their narrow majority following what many saw as an underwhelming performance two years ago, failing to meet expectations.

So far this election cycle, House Democrats have out-fundraised House Republicans, with totals of $179 million to $134.7 million.

With a slim majority, the GOP currently has minimal margin for error in party-line votes, being able to afford the loss of only one member with full attendance to pass legislation. They anticipate a slight increase in their leeway after a special election set for Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) in a predominantly Republican district.

Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), the chair of the NRCC, remains optimistic about their fundraising efforts, stating, “House Republicans have diligently focused on securing the necessary funds to strengthen our majority while striving to halt the extreme, misguided agendas of Joe Biden and House Democrats, which threaten to further derail our nation.”

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