House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced in a press release on Monday that he broke his own record by securing $31.5 million in the first filing deadline. quarter of the year.
McCarthy, who is known for his impressive fundraising numbers and outraged chair Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) in 2021, raised a total of $104 million before the midterm elections, according to his campaign.
The Republican leader wants to raise the most money this cycle as he seeks to regain a majority in the House, as the GOP only needs to win five seats.
“As Election Day approaches, the energy and enthusiasm of Republicans to take back the House has never been stronger,” McCarthy said. “I want to thank our supporters for their generosity and their belief in our mission to win back the majority in the House.”
McCarthy’s campaign noted that he had transferred more than $37 million to aid the campaign efforts of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), the Republican-aligned campaign arm of the House.
“Their contributions will help ensure that our contestants have the resources to compete and win in November,” McCarthy continued. “Our nation is suffering tremendously under the Biden-Pelosi regime and the American people deserve better. Let’s go home!”
The Republican leader’s fundraising success surpassed his predecessors, Paul Ryan and John Boehner. In fact, the $104 million raised so far is just the dollar amount. McCarthy frequently travels the country and has appeared at several member events.
In total fundraising efforts last year, Republican-aligned outside groups the Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF) and the American Action Network (AAN) raised a total of $110 million, doubling the 55 million combined dollars raised by the Democratic-aligned outside groups House Majority PAC (HMP) and House Majority Forward.
Jacob Bliss is a reporter for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter.