The GOP is reportedly far outraising the Democrats for the 2018 election cycle.
This was supposed to be the year of the Democratic “blue wave” to take over Congress. Republican President Donald Trump remains polarizing and unpopular. Polls have shown the Democrats consistently leading the GOP in the generic congressional vote (though their advantage isn’t as robust as it was at the end of 2017).
And yet, newly released data from the Federal Election Commission show that the Republican Party continues to out-fundraise the Democratic Party in the 2018 election cycle — by a lot.
Their current advantage? Nearly $130 million.
According to July 11 FEC data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics and posted on the group’s website, OpenSecrets.org, the GOP has raised $595 million so far in the 2018 cycle, while the Democrats have raised $469 million.
The totals include donations to all party affiliates, including the national, congressional, senatorial, and state committees.
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