Builds Strong Foundation To Elect Republican Governors In 2017-2018
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Republican Governors Association announced today $60.7 million raised across all its entities in 2016, setting a new record for a presidential year and surpassing its fundraising totals from 2008 and 2012, the last two comparable election years. These numbers ensure the RGA is in strong position to elect Republican governors and target key Democrat-held seats in 38 governor’s races over the next two years.
The RGA had an immensely successful 2016 election year, increasing the number of Republican governors from 31 to 33 – the highest total in 95 years, and more than twice the number of current Democrat governors.
“This fundraising success allowed the RGA to grow our already large majority to 33 Republican governors – the most since 1922 – and is a direct result of the hard work and bold leadership from our Republican governors,” said RGA Chairman Governor Scott Walker. “With a solid foundation to build upon, these figures ensure the RGA will be able to defend our incumbents and elect a new class of Republican governors over the next two years.”
“Republican governors are taking action and getting results – balancing budgets, reducing taxes, reforming education, and making sure job creation is priority number one,” said RGA Executive Director Paul Bennecke. “Republican governors provide the leadership the states need, and the RGA will be there to support, defend and elect Republican governors and counter the Left’s assault on the states.”