Republican campaign committees got a big fundraising bump in August, pulling in $1.7 million more than Democrats, despite being the minority party. “Republicans have been able to tap into some of the anger against Democrats in power and translate that into fundraising,” one analyst tells USA Today. “There are a lot of Republicans who wish the election were this November, because they feel like the momentum is on their side.”
A spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee says it’s benefited from more than 70,000 first-time donors on the way to its $3.1 million haul, beating the Democrats’ $2.2 million. The Republican National Committee also got a bump, raising a million more than its Democratic counterpart. Between its national, Senate, and House committees, the GOP now has $28.3 million on hand, $8 million more than Dems.