THE REPUBLICAN WAR CHEST
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.”