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August 20, 2018
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The Republican National Committee announced Monday that it received unprecedented financial support last month, raising $14.2 million and breaking a record for July donations in a non-presidential election year, reports CBS News.

The organization has raised a total of $227.2 million this cycle. "We've used our unprecedented grassroots support to build the biggest field program we've ever had to defend our House and Senate majorities," RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel told CBS. "History might be against us, but we're making sure every voter knows we're the party of results. All the Democrats have is resistance."

The RNC has five times as much funding as the Democratic National Committee as November's midterm elections loom closer. Democrats are hoping to flip 23 Republican-held districts to take control of the House, while the GOP hopes to fend off opponents in an effort to maintain a majority. Read more at CBS News. Summer Meza