$4.2 Million Haul Driven By 18,746 Percent Increase In Low-Dollar Fundraising Compared To First Quarter Of 2020
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) and its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), today announced that the groups raised a combined $4.2 million in the first three months for 2021, breaking an odd-year first quarter record. The haul was aided by the continued expansion of the committee’s low-dollar digital fundraising program that it initiated in 2019. The RSLC this quarter saw an 18,746 percent increase in online contributions compared to the first quarter of 2020, while adding 11,673 new donors, with an average donation of $23.00.
This fantastic success is a continuation of the string of record breaking fundraising quarters the RSLC and the SGLF had in 2019 and 2020. It is also a sign that the momentum the RLSC built from a 2020 election cycle — when it overcame a difficult political climate and over $500 million in total Democrat state spending to hold all 59 of its Republican chambers, flip two more, and add two trifectas — is still as strong as ever.
“Despite the false narrative in the mainstream media that Republicans would struggle to raise money this cycle, we continue to break records and build on our 2020 achievements,” said RSLC President Dee Duncan. “State Democrats, however, have made clear that they will be back, well-funded, and better organized than ever in 2022, where there is even more at stake. State Republicans are now the last line of defense against the radical left’s mission to raise taxes, abolish private health insurance, implement a job-killing environmental agenda, and make our communities less safe. Stopping socialism from spreading to the states from Democrat controlled Washington and growing the future of our party will take even more historic hauls this cycle.”
Democrats have already said they are looking to raise even more than the $500 million they spent last cycle in state races. They explained their 2020 losses to Politico in March by saying, “If we had been better funded in the 2020 election, we could have prevented some of this from happening.”