RGA Raises $26.6 Million In Second Quarter of 2018, Continuing Unprecedented Fundraising Strength
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Republican Governors Association announced $26.6 million raised in the second quarter of 2018, continuing a record-breaking fundraising cycle and eclipsing the amount the RGA raised in the first quarter. The RGA has now raised $113 million so far in the 2018 cycle, demonstrating an unprecedented amount of financial strength. With these resources, the RGA is in a strong position to target key-Democrat held states, re-elect our incumbents, and elect a new class of Republican governors in 36 gubernatorial elections scheduled to occur in less than 4 months.
“The RGA’s financial strength is a credit to the determination, hard work and strong leadership of every Republican governor,” said RGA Chairman Governor Bill Haslam. “Defending a large number of Republican states this November, we are tasked with a great challenge – but with these resources, we can ensure Republican governors will hold a strong majority so they can continue to deliver results and make the bold decisions for their states.”
“The RGA has been the difference maker in numerous victories and close races, and these figures ensure we will have the ability to make a large impact in governor’s races over the next four months,” said RGA Executive Director Paul Bennecke. “Democrats are desperate to erase the positive reforms our governors have achieved, but with these record-breaking resources, the RGA will be able to stand up to the extreme agenda of Tom Steyer, George Soros, and labor unions and elect Republican governors.”