Raleigh – The North Carolina Republican Party raised just half of what NCDP raised in 2019 ($1 mil vs. $2.2 mil) and the NCGOP holds one sixth of the comparable cash on hand of the NCDP ($232K vs. almost $1.5 mil). These numbers include fundraising by House and Senate Caucuses, which was also a stark comparison. “House Republicans ended the year with $177,100 in their caucuses account and Senate Republicans had $8,700 in theirs,” reported The Insider. “Democrats had $471,200 in their Senate account and $766,700 in their House account.”
The NCGOP announced this week, Executive Director Jonathan Sink would leave after only eight months in the position after a scandal-plagued 2019 that left the party scrambling to hold their majorities in a critical election year while preparing to host the Republican National Convention. This shake up will make it especially difficult to cling to their General Assembly majorities, fight tooth and nail to hold a crucial presidential battleground state and prop up one of America’s most vulnerable U.S. Senators.
THE INSIDER: Party Fundraising
By Colin Campbell
February 6, 2020
- The N.C. Democratic Party raised more than twice the amount of its GOP counterpart in the second half of 2019, campaign finance records show.
- The state Democratic Party raised $1.31 million during the [July to December] six-month reporting period and ended the year with $1.48 million on hand. The N.C. Republican Party raised $640,900 and ended the year with $232,500 on hand.
- House Republicans ended the year with $177,100 in their caucuses account, and Senate Republicans had $8,700 in theirs. Democrats had $471,200 in their Senate account and $766,700 in their House account.