U.S. Republicans Outpace Dems In Fundraising, But Elections Still Far Off

U.S. Republicans have recently raised funds at record-breaking levels. While some experts say this bodes well for the re-election of U.S. President Donald Trump, others argue that Trump's re-election is not a foregone conclusion, and note that the 2020 elections are still a long way off.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel announced earlier this week that the party brought in a record-breaking 20.8 million U.S. dollars in July, the RNC's largest ever off-cycle July haul, bringing the total to 177.9 million dollars for the 2019-2020 cycle.

"Our fundraising success is further evidence that the American people like the pro-growth agenda and economic record that the Trump administration and Republicans continue to deliver, and this puts us in a strong position to secure more Republican victories in 2020," she said.

Republican strategist and TV news personality Ford O'Connell told Xinhua that "this is a good sign for the Republicans."

"Clearly the Democratic fundraising has been anemic. There's a lot more enthusiasm for Trump than the media would let on. Second, when you look at the Democrats, they are conflicted, but there's also not a lot of enthusiasm in the party apparatus."

"The other question you have to ask is if Democrats pick the wrong candidate, are they all going to get on board?" O'Connell said.

Read more from Matthew Rusling at Xinhua

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published this page in In The News 2019-08-26 11:33:28 -0400
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