- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 18, 2018

Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel said Thursday that the party raised a record amount of money last year in part to gear up for a difficult midterm election.

“We raised $132 million in 2017. It is the most any party has ever raised in an off-year getting ready for a midterm election,” Mrs. McDaniel said on CNN.

She acknowledged that historically the president’s party loses a significant amount of seats in the midterm elections, which is why fundraising was such a big priority for the party last year.

“We’re already in 22 states building out our data and our ground game,” she said.

Mrs. McDaniel said the RNC has been building a massive data system to get out as many voters as they can in this year’s midterm elections. She said the system is customized to address each voter’s concern and provide them with as much information as possible.

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