WASHINGTON – Adding to the committee’s streak of record-breaking fundraising through the 2019-2020 election cycle, the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) and its strategic policy partner, the State Government Leadership Foundation (SGLF), announced this morning that the groups have each set new second-quarter fundraising records, smashing previous high watermarks with a combined $10.5 million haul. The RSLC also announced its best-ever online fundraising quarter, raising in May double what the committee raised in April, and more than six times in June what the committee raised in May – all while adding more than 5,500 new online donors from all 50 states, as well as Washington DC, Puerto Rico, and Armed Forces Europe, with an average donation of less than $28.00.
RSLC President Austin Chambers said of the announcement, “The stakes of this year’s elections have only gotten more serious, as our economy struggles to recover from a period of alarming uncertainty and sweeping job loss. Democrats have responded by actively fighting for a society of lawlessness and despair, while Republicans are focused on safely reopening the economy and getting people back to work. Americans in every state are stepping up to join our fight to save this country – and they’re doing so with an unprecedented amount of support and enthusiasm. They know that the outcome of these elections will determine the direction of this nation for at least the next decade – whether we continue to grow and prosper with more opportunity for more people, or if we allow violent anarchists to overrule our communities and dismantle the United States one constitutional amendment at a time. Everything is on the line in 2020. And our team is ready to win.”
The continued fundraising success demonstrates the RSLC’s sustained and unprecedented strength – particularly so given the challenging, uncharted waters the committee was forced to navigate through during the sweeping economic uncertainties inflicted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Republicans, though, still expect to be outraised by the Democrats’ constellation of far-left groups buoyed by blank checks from liberal billionaires like George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Michael Bloomberg.
“Left-wing billionaires are dumping unprecedented sums of money into the states to buy elections across the country, and we are fighting back with everything we can to stop them,” said former Ambassador Ron Weiser, RSLC National Finance Chairman. “The RSLC is laser-focused on raising the resources needed to win in November, and the numbers tell the story: we’re ready to win. We have a long, tough road ahead of us, but state Republicans have more momentum than ever before to defend their legislative majorities and keep our country on a path towards greater prosperity for more Americans in the decade to come.”
The RSLC was proud to announce long-time Republican strategist Karl Rove, former Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, former Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, former Texas House Speaker Joe Straus, and former Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison to the Board of Directors in April, adding to the already great team at RSLC.