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RNC Pours Money Into Congressional Races To Keep Pace With Democratic Spending

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Vandana Rambaran Political Reporter

The Republican National Committee has funneled an additional $7 million dollars into congressional races across the country in the last 13 days before the midterm elections to counteract Democratic spending.

The RNC gave $3.5 million each to both the House and Senate campaign committees, bringing the total contribution to congressional races to $25 million.

“We’re increasing our midterm commitment thanks to the support from President [Donald] Trump and millions of energized Americans who want to ensure Republican majorities can continue to deliver results,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement Wednesday.

US President Donald Trump speaks after his introduction by RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel at a fundraising breakfast in a restaurant in New York, New York on December 2, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks after his introduction by RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel at a fundraising breakfast in a restaurant in New York, New York, on Dec. 2, 2017.

The bump in spending comes after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee spent $65 million for television advertisements by the end of last week, surpassing the National Republican Congressional Committee that spent $44 million according to Politico. (RELATED: Exclusive: RNC Releases Ad Criticizing Kyrsten Sinema For Radical Past)

Overall, the RNC credits Trump’s recent fundraising attempts in part to its ability to boost midterm spending from a budgeted $250 million to $275 million to date.

The surge in campaign spending will go toward field programs such as GOTV and data collection, according to the RNC.

Increased volunteers across the country and voter contact efforts, in addition to fundraising, have made this the RNC’s largest campaign push in history, according to a press release Wednesday.

“Our investment is unprecedented because we know we must do everything in our power to defy history,” McDaniel said.

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