Politics

RNC hauls in $8.7 million in October

The Republican National Committee raised $8.7 million in the month of October, marking another record-breaking figure for the party in the presidential off-year fundraising cycle.

Last month, the RNC announced a haul of $25.2 million during the third fundraising quarter and reported having $19.7 million cash-on-hand. The committee now says it has $20.4 million in the bank and has raised just shy of $90 million so far this election cycle.

"With just under a year until Election Day 2016 we're seeing great enthusiasm for the GOP," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said in a statement released Friday.

"The RNC is the only organization on either side of the aisle currently running a full-scale General Election field operation, and we're able to do so thanks to the thousands of supporters who continue to give us a decisive advantage over the Democrat National Committee in preparing to win," he added.

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