RNC Statement on Final Fundraising Report Before the Election
Priebus Announces Additional Advertising Funds for IE Ads
WASHINGTON - Today, the Republican National Committee released its final fundraising report before the 2012 election. RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced the RNC raised $19.8 million in the first 17 days of October and has $67.6 million cash on hand.
“With less than two weeks to go before Election Day, the momentum continues to grow for the Romney-Ryan ticket and a new direction for the country,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Our impressive, unprecedented fundraising throughout the year is a testament to the enthusiasm for our cause. With $67.6 million in the bank, we have the resources to effectively make the closing arguments in this race while also turning out voters to ensure Gov. Romney and Republican candidates are victorious on November 6th.
“This money will continue funding our Victory operation across the battleground states, our absentee and early vote efforts, and our Election Day GOTV operation. We continue to run highly effective ads through our independent expenditure committee and in conjunction with the Romney campaign.
“Our resources have allowed us to go beyond funding the ground game and add additional resources to our broadcast advertising. The numbers reported today do not include the additional $3.7 million spent in advertising on Ohio television by our independent expenditure. Yesterday, I authorized another $1.3 million to be spent on additional ads in Wisconsin. The RNC has now spent in excess of $60 million in advertising in support of the GOP team.
“Americans cannot afford a second term of Barack Obama because we cannot afford four more years like the last four. That’s why the RNC has seen such an outpouring of support from grassroots and major donors alike–and it’s why America will send Mitt Romney to the White House.”