Last week, the National Republican Congressional Committee announced that it had set a new milestone for the largest-ever off-election-year monthly gain, raising $3.6 million.
According to a press release, the NRCC received $19.1 million in March and $33.7 million in the first quarter of 2021.
The House campaign branch of the GOP also reported that the quarter had come to an end “with $29.7M cash on hand which is a 57% increase over the same point last cycle.”
The NRCC has stated that it is debt-free and that grassroots donations averaged $32.70.
In a statement, NRCC spokesman Michael McAdams said that “Republican voters are motivated to fire Nancy Pelosi, stop Democrats’ socialist agenda and take back the House.”
The NRCC’s Democratic equivalent, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, released its first-quarter fundraising figures a week after the Republicans.
In a news release issued Tuesday, the DCCC said it received $34.1 million in the first quarter and had $30.3 million in cash on hand, marginally more than the NRCC in both categories.
The DCCC’s first-quarter filing with the Federal Election Commission is not yet available online, but the committee posted $11 million in debt as of February.
The DCCC did not specify how much of the debt had been retired in its press release.
Republicans won every district that The New York Times projected would be a toss-up in November, including those that it predicted Democrats would win by a razor-thin margin.
The GOP gained 15 seats in the process, for a net gain of 12 seats.
Former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently told The Western Journal that the GOP had made significant gains at the state level.
“Every state that had a Republican majority before the 2020 election kept it going into this year, and three more were added — two in New Hampshire, one in Alaska, as well as a net gain of one Republican governor in Montana,” Walker stated.
He continued, “[I]f you look ahead to 2022, particularly at the U.S. House of Representatives, most—not every—but most states are going to draw the boundaries in the state legislature, not only for those legislative seats but for just about every House seat.”
Walker claimed that Republicans’ chances in the House are great because of their state legislative races’ success.
“Conservatives having overwhelming majorities means that just drawing fair maps, I think will make it fairly likely that Republicans, if they run good candidates and stay true to the word, will probably regain the U.S. House of Representatives,” he said.
The current House split is 222 Democrats and 213 Republicans, implying that the GOP only needs to pick up five seats to oust Pelosi.
According to Fox News, the party in power in the White House has historically lost 25 seats in the midterm elections.
During Barack Obama’s first presidential term, the tea party movement helped elect 63 new Republican representatives to Congress, granting Republicans a 242 to 193 majority.
Pelosi was the Speaker of the House at the time, and she had held the position for four years before losing it.