More Than Doubles DGA For Year; Cash on Hand Total Makes RGA Nation’s Largest Party Committee
The Republican Governors Association raised $44.1 million in 2011, more than doubling its fundraising total from 2007, the last comparable election year. The RGA also carried forward into 2012 $26.6 million, giving the RGA more cash on hand than any other political party committee. The RGA’s fundraising haul far outpaced the Democratic Governors Association, which raised just $20 million in 2011.
“Thanks to the outstanding leadership of every Republican governor, the RGA laid the foundation in 2011 to strengthen our majority in 2012,” said RGA Chairman Bob McDonnell. “This year, the RGA will be on offense in eight of eleven states scheduled to hold governors’ races, and is in position to make game-changing investments in our races, including those in critical presidential and Senate battleground states.”
“The RGA’s strong fundraising is a reflection of our governors’ position as leaders of our Party,” McDonnell continued. “While President Obama racks up trillion dollar deficits and creates uncertainty for the nation’s job creators, Republican governors are making the tough choices to balance budgets and make their states more competitive.”