RNC transfers $6M of Sept. fundraising to down-ballot races


The Republican National Committee (RNC) directed $6.35 million of its $39.4 million September fundraising haul toward down-ballot races, according to a Bloomberg report late Thursday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The Republican National Committee (RNC) directed $6.35 million of its $39.4 million September fundraising haul toward down-ballot races, according to a Bloomberg report late Thursday.

Approximately $4.5 million was put into the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s coffer and $1.85 million was given to the National Republican Congressional Committee.

The RNC and Donald Trump’s campaign are part of a Joint Fundraising Committee. Funds raised by the group are not required to be allocated toward House and Senate races.

The Republican organization’s decision to funnel millions to these races indicates party leaders may be trying to save what they can after a tough last few weeks for Trump’s campaign. House Speaker Paul Ryan said earlier this week his focus is maintaining a House majority.

A Trump campaign official downplayed the committee’s transfer of funds.

“The Trump campaign is happy to see resources being directed to the NRSC and NRCC in order to keep Republican majorities in the House and the Senate this cycle,” Trump campaign Chief Executive Officer Steve Bannon told Bloomberg. “Our commitment to making sure we will have a Republican Congress in place to work with a Trump Administration remains strong.”

The GOP has raised a total of $262 million this election cycle.

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