REPUB­LI­CAN THRIFT

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The Grand Old Party has got­ten some grand old cash in its grand old purse. Fresh num­bers from the Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee (RNC) re­veal that the party raised $8.74 mil­lion in Septem­ber and has $18.9 mil­lion cash on hand and $0 debt. Wait. What? That was $0 debt, which might seem like only a the­o­ret­i­cal con­cept in our ka­jil­lion-dol­lar age. But it’s for real.

The num­bers are straight­for­ward and healthy. The RNC av­er­aged 2,400 new donors per day in Septem­ber, an off-year record and an in­crease of about 2,000 new donors per day since Fe­bru­ary. The av­er­age con­tri­bu­tion in Septem­ber was $36.

“We have been work­ing hard to es­tab­lish a new brand,” says RNC Chair­man Michael S. Steele. “It is clear that the Repub­li­can mes­sage of lower taxes, less spending and com­mon­sense health care re­form res­onates with work­ing fam­i­lies and small busi­nesses alarmed by the course the pres­i­dent and con­gres­sional Democrats have taken.”

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