- The Washington Times - Friday, April 11, 2014

The three national Republican campaign committees have linked to form a joint fundraising committee just a week after the Supreme Court struck down overall aggregate limits on campaign contributions.

The Republican Victory Fund — comprised of the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the National Republican Senatorial Committee — was registered with the Federal Election Commission on April 9, according to campaign filing records made public Friday.

The new group, which lists its treasurer as Keith Davis of the Huckaby Davis Lisker political accounting firm, will allow fundraising events where donors can cut checks of nearly $100,000, Politico reported.

“We’ve had meetings with the other committees and are moving forward on a joint fundraising agreement with the NRSC and NRCC so we can maximize our donations to help candidates win in November,” RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski told the news agency.

Campaign finance experts speculated that the high court’s McCutcheon v. FEC decision in favor of Alabama businessman Shaun McCutcheon would result more joint efforts such as the Republican Victory Fund because the removal of donation limits incentivizes committees to band together to increase their fundraising power.

Before the court’s ruling, joint fundraising committees could not collect more than $70,000 from donors, which was nearly the maximum amount a donor could give to parties and candidates.



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