THE REPUB­LI­CAN WAR CHEST

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics -

The Grand Old Party still has many grass-roots fans. Repub­li­can Na­tional Com­mit­tee Chair­man Reince Priebus says the or­ga­ni­za­tion raised a record-break­ing $8.7 mil­lion in Oc­to­ber, bring­ing their to­tal in the 2016 elec­tion cy­cle to $89.3 mil­lion. Ninety-nine per­cent of the do­na­tions are $200 or less; the av­er­age do­na­tion was $69.

“We’re see­ing great en­thu­si­asm for the GOP,” says Mr. Priebus, who notes that the party is in the midst of a full-scale gen­eral elec­tion field op­er­a­tion, build­ing a data and field in­fra­struc­ture aim­ing to de­feat Demo­cratic front-run­ner Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton, while re­cruit­ing vol­un­teers and vot­ers “in ev­ery com­mu­nity and ev­ery bat­tle­ground state.”

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