The Republican National Committee raised $10.8 million in May, upping its 2017 fundraising total to $61.9 million, the committee said on Friday.
The RNC said it was its best fundraising haul in May of a post-presidential year. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel credited the “network of loyal grass-roots donors across the country and bold leadership from President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans,” she said in a statement.
“We are incredibly grateful to the unprecedented number of donations that continue to pour in from across America,” said RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn. “Breaking yet another fundraising record would not be possible without the unwavering commitment from Republican supporters, who know the president and Republican leadership are dedicated to improving and strengthening our country.”
In May, the RNC spent $10.5 million, finishing with $41.8 million in cash on hand and no debt.
The Democratic National Committee hasn’t released its totals for May. In April, the DNC brought in $4.7 million and spent $6.4 million. The committee finished April with $8.8 million in the bank.
Last week, the DNC announced its new finance director, Emily Mellencamp Smith, a veteran Democratic fundraiser who recently worked with New Hampshire Sen. Maggie Hassan in 2016. The DNC said in a statement that it would be building out its finance operation to include 30 staffers and a “new multi-channel grassroots fundraising effort.”