The Republican Governors Association raised $33.1 million in the first quarter, besting the Democratic Governors Association by nearly $10 million during the first three months of the election year.
The RGA’s record-setting fundraising pace for the 2022 cycle amounted to a 40% increase over the group’s first-quarter haul four years ago, as the GOP played defense in a midterm election that boosted Democrats to victory in governor’s races in battlegrounds across the Midwest.
This uptick reflects favorable political winds for Republicans as the party, backed by the RGA’s money and manpower, attempts to recapture governor’s mansions in Kansas, Michigan, Wisconsin, and elsewhere.
“This record-setting first quarter equips the RGA with the resources necessary to highlight Democrats’ failures and support our Republican incumbents and candidates across the country,” RGA Executive Director Dave Rexrode said Monday in a statement first shared with the Washington Examiner.
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