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Impeachment Has Been More Than Kind To Republican Fundraising: RNC

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Republican groups report increases in fundraising since the start of the impeachment process, with the Republican National Committee gaining over half a million new donors since the start of impeachment.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has gained more than 600,000 donors since Democrats began attempting to impeach President Donald Trump, RNC Deputy Chief of Staff Mike Reed told Axios.

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“Voters are consistently expressing how they want Washington to focus on real issues,” Reed said. (RELATED: Trump Blasts Commission On Presidential Debates, Says It Is Stacked With ‘Trump Haters And Never Trumpers’)

As the House Judiciary Committee adopted articles of impeachment earlier in December, the Trump campaign and the RNC received over $10 million in small donations, Axios reported. Republicans raised $15 million during the 72 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced in September that the impeachment inquiry would begin.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Donald Trump holds his notes while speaking to the media before departing from the White House on November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Trump spoke about the impeachment inquiry hearings currently taking place on Capitol Hill. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump holds his notes while speaking to the media before departing from the White House on November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

A quarter of those who register at Trump rallies are either self-described Democrats or independents, an official told Axios, adding that about a quarter of Trump rally registrants are low-propensity voters.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee told Axios it had no impeachment-related donor or financial figures to share, though a DNC official said the Democratic Party’s ads related to impeachment are 70% more effective than average Democratic ads.

Impeachment might be aiding some Democrats with fundraising. Democratic challenger to Republican California Rep. Devin Nunes, Phil Arballo, raised over $500,000 in the month since the impeachment hearings began Nov. 13. (RELATED: Flashback: Rashida Tlaib Campaigned On Impeachment In 2018)

Meanwhile, the National Democratic Training Committee reported to Axios that it has raised $651,802 during the past month and that the NDTC is channeling effective criticisms of Nunes, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

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