New this morning: the Washington Post outlines our record-shattering 2019 fundraising, the most-ever for an off-year in our organization’s history.
The big-money groups aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised $68.3 million in 2019, a record sum for a non-election year that reflected donors’ support for Senate Republicans through impeachment, judicial appointments and the 2020 elections, officials said Thursday.
The constellation of groups allied with McConnell (R-Ky.) entered 2020 with $68.1 million — a larger cash reserve than in previous cycles, according to totals provided to The Washington Post.
The majority of the money raised in 2019 came in the latter half of the year, particularly in the final two months, largely spurred by the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, officials said.
“The enthusiasm among our donors is higher than I’ve ever seen it before, and I’ve been at this for a decade now,” said Steven Law, president and chief executive of Senate Leadership Fund, the super PAC aligned with McConnell and Senate Republicans…
Donors recognize that the Senate is “the place that ultimately holds the line, whether it’s against impeachment, against what our donors see as far-left proposals emanating from the presidential field, against whatever the current House majority pushes out,” Law said. Impeachment is “just one more instance when the Senate’s ultimate firewall role comes into focus,” he said.
Read the full story in the Washington Post here.