RGA Announces Over $30 Million Raised In First Six Months of 2019, Setting New Fundraising Record

RGA In Strong Financial Position To Expand Majority Of GOP Governors

WASHINGTON D.C. – The Republican Governors Association (RGA) announced today that it raised more than $30 million across all entities in the first six months of 2019, a record amount. 

The $30 million raised in 2019 is nearly a 25% increase over what the committee raised during the same time period in 2015, the last comparable year of the RGA’s four-year cycle. The RGA began 2019 debt-free and remains so as of this report.

“Thanks to the unprecedented dedication of every Republican governor, the RGA is in a strong financial position to put resources into competitive races and grow our majority,” said RGA Chairman Governor Pete Ricketts. “Republican governors are transforming their states by implementing pro-growth reforms and results-oriented policy solutions. The RGA continues to be the best investment for advancing common sense conservative leadership across the country.”

“Republican governors are focused on solving the problems in their states, making government more efficient and effective, and expanding opportunity for working families,” said RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode. “In an increasingly competitive environment, where money is flowing into races from the left, the RGA’s strong fundraising and disciplined, efficient management will give us the ability to compete and win.”

This financial success will enable the RGA to target key pickup opportunities in states with Democratic governors, defend Republican incumbents, and build a strong foundation for the upcoming four-year cycle.