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April 18, 2005

Crazy Political Money: RNC Sets Fundraising Record

...for, at least, the first quarter of any non-Presidential election year:

RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman today announced that the RNC received $32.3 million in contributions during the first three months of 2005, a fundraising record for the first quarter of a non-presidential election year. This is a remarkable display of grassroots enthusiasm considering the RNC raised more money in the first quarter of this year than in the first quarter of 2002, the last year it was able to raise non-federal dollars. The RNC reported $26.2 million cash-on-hand at the end of March after raising $10.7 million last month.


The RNC has received 715,000 contributions this year, with an average gift of $45.14. More than 68,200 new donors have contributed to the RNC this year.

I'd like to think that blogs like this one have something to do with that grassroots enthusiasm, which is why I am now demanding my f'n' slice of the pie. Cough it up, Melman.

I just want to wet my beak, as they say.

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