House

McCarthy hauls in $31.5M in first quarter

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) hauled in $31.5 million in campaign funding during the first quarter of the year, breaking his own record he set last year at nearly $27 million in the first quarter of 2021.

McCarthy announced he has raised a total of $104 million ahead of the upcoming midterm elections, touting the accumulating GOP campaign funds as evidence of voter enthusiasm.

“As election day draws nearer, the energy and enthusiasm for Republicans to take back the House has never been stronger. I want to thank our supporters for their generosity and faith in our mission to win back the House majority,” he said in a statement.

McCarthy said he has transferred a total of $37 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee for their campaign efforts across the country as Republicans strive to take back the House after losing it to Democrats in 2018.

In 2020, Republicans narrowed the Democrats’ House majority and are expected to make further gains in the midterms, with President Biden’s public opinion rating at record lows and inflation still soaring. Midterm elections historically go poorly for the president’s party.

Democrats hold 221 seats in the House compared to 209 Republican seats.

McCarthy’s fundraising has been steadily climbing since the 2020 election — he broke another record last year when he raised close to $60 million in the first nine months of 2021, beating out a previous high set in 2019.

McCarthy, who has represented California’s 23rd District since 2006, is favored to easily win his own race come election day.

The latest data on McCarthy’s campaign chest shows the Republican had $8 million cash on hand at the beginning of the year.

McCarthy said in a statement that the money he’s raised will “help ensure our candidates have the resources necessary to compete and win this November.”

“Our nation is suffering greatly under the Biden-Pelosi regime and the American people deserve better,” he said. “Let’s Take Back the House!”

Tags 2022 midterm elections 2022 midterms California Campaign Campaign Fundraising Election Joe Biden Kevin McCarthy Kevin McCarthy Midterm Elections

Copyright 2023 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Regular the hill posts

People – Image widget – Person – Main Area Top

File - A Chevrolet Bolt is displayed at the Philadelphia Auto Show, Jan. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. Electric vehicles are far less reliable than gasoline-powered cars, trucks and SUVs, mainly because most automakers are still learning how to build a completely new power system, according to this year's auto reliability survey by Consumer Reports.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
File - A Chevrolet Bolt is displayed at the Philadelphia Auto Show, Jan. 27, 2023, in Philadelphia. Electric vehicles are far less reliable than gasoline-powered cars, trucks and SUVs, mainly because most automakers are still learning how to build a completely new power system, according to this year's auto reliability survey by Consumer Reports.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

QAT WC-2613

People – Image – Person

In this photo released by the Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev telegram channel, a rescuer gestures as he helps people during an evacuation after storm and flooding in Sevastopol, Crimea, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. A storm in the Black Sea took down power grids and left almost half a million people without power after it flooded roads, ripped up trees and damaged buildings in Crimea, Russian state news agency Tass said. (Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev's telegram channel via AP)
In this photo released by the Governor of Sevastopol, Mikhail Razvozhayev telegram channel, a rescuer gestures as he helps people during an evacuation after storm and flooding in Sevastopol, Crimea, Monday, Nov. 27, 2023. A storm in the Black Sea took down power grids and left almost half a million people without power after it flooded roads, ripped up trees and damaged buildings in Crimea, Russian state news agency Tass said. (Governor of Sevastopol Mikhail Razvozhayev's telegram channel via AP)

People - Video Bin - Person

The White House is pushing 'Bidenomics,' but what does it mean?

The White House is pushing 'Bidenomics,' but what ...
DC Bureau: AI Legal Immunity (raquel)
KXAN: special session
DC Bureau: Biden economic display (basil)
KTXL: ca budget folo
WHTM: good gov bills
More Videos

Main area middle

See all Hill.TV See all Video

main area bottom custom html

MAIN Area bottom

People – Custom HTML – Person

MAIN AREA BOTTOM

People - Article Bin - 7 Headline List with Featured Image - Person

Main area bottom

Top Stories

See All

Most Popular

Load more