RGA In Strong Position To Elect Republican Governors This November
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Republican Governors Association announced $23.6 million raised in the first quarter of 2018, setting a new first quarter record in a midterm year. The RGA also announced $87 million raised thus far in the 2018 cycle, which also set a new record, surpassing the figure raised at this time in the 2014 cycle. These numbers ensure the RGA is in strong position to elect Republican governors and target key Democrat-held seats in 36 governors’ races scheduled to occur in less than 7 months.
The $87 million fundraising number is 61% greater than the Democratic Governors Association’s 2018 cycle fundraising number and represents a 14% increase over the RGA’s fundraising totals at this point in the last midterm cycle in 2014.
“The RGA’s record fundraising is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our Republican governors,” said RGA Chairman Governor Bill Haslam. “Republican governors are America’s doers – they are expanding opportunity, growing jobs, and making government more efficient and accountable. With this fundraising success, the RGA is in strong position to re-elect our incumbents and elect a new class of Republican governors this November.”
“The RGA’s investment in close races has led to numerous victories and, with these significant resources, the RGA is poised to make a major impact in governors’ races once again,” said RGA Executive Director Paul Bennecke.” These strong financial figures ensure Republicans will be able to stand up to Tom Steyer, George Soros, labor unions, and other liberal outside groups determined to push a far-left, extreme agenda in the states.”
Republicans currently hold 33 governorships – a historic high – while Democrats only hold 16 governorships, a near-century low. The RGA continues to be the most effective political organization in America and Republican governors continue to be the best investment for advancing conservative policies.