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RNC raised record $132.5 million in 2017, chairwoman says

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Ed Adamczyk
The Republican National Committee, which plans the party's convention, reported that it raised more than $132 million last year ahead of a filing deadline. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
The Republican National Committee, which plans the party's convention, reported that it raised more than $132 million last year ahead of a filing deadline. File Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo

Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Republican National Committee raised $132.5 million in 2017, a record for a year without a presidential election, chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said Wednesday.

The RNC announced it received $11.1 million in receipts in December. A statement added that the RNC has $38.8 million on hand and zero debt. The statistics were revealed prior to a Federal Election Commission filing deadline.

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The organization develops and promotes the GOP political platform, coordinates the party's fundraising and election strategy and runs the Republican National Convention.

"Our strong fundraising numbers reflect voters' optimism and continued support as President Trump fulfills his promises to the American people," McDaniel said Wednesday in a statement. "We look forward to electing more Republican leaders to Congress who will support President Trump's winning agenda on behalf of the American people."

Politico reported Tuesday that the Democratic National Committee raised $67 million last year. It added that the Democrats are $6.2 million in debt, with $6.5 million cash on hand.

In a Jan. 25 press release, McDaniel said, "The RNC's raised double the money of the DNC. We're all over this country building our ground game and we have a message to deliver."

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