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Trump Has a Gift for House Republicans

The president releases funds from his campaign coffers
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 26, 2018 5:45 PM CDT
President Donald Trump speaks on trade at Granite City Works Steel Coil Warehouse, Thursday, July 26, 2018, Granite City, Ill.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

(Newser) – House Republican candidates, check your campaign accounts: A nice donation may be headed your way. President Trump himself has let his re-election campaign share funds with 100 GOP candidates in House and Senate races—not a ton, but still thousands per lucky contender, Politico reports. And the Republican National Committee is evenly splitting $8 million between the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the National Republican Congressional Committee. This after the RNC scored a record $200 million for the midterm elections, per CNN. Seems fears of a blue November wave are inspiring the Republican largesse.

The GOP also knows that Democratic opponents outraised more than 50 House Republicans in the last fundraising quarter—and those Democrats are largely from states with key swing seats like Ohio, Texas, New York, New Jersey, and California, the Hill reported recently. Meanwhile, polls show that despite Republicans' Trump-love, angry Democrats are more excited about voting in November. On the GOP upside, Trump is attracting huge fundraising bucks and helped rake in $32 million at a single March fundraiser. In fact the RNC has outraised the DNC by almost 2-to-1. Ultimately, the GOP is aiming to protect 23 House seats and hold its razor-thin 51-seat Senate majority come November. (Will Russian bots help the Republicans?)

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