By Michael Short
WASHINGTON – The Republican National Committee (RNC) today announced that it raised $6.2 million during the month of May. The RNC now has over $6.1 million cash on hand and continues to pay down the debt. May’s fundraising haul brings the total amount raised in 2011 to over $30 million. During Chairman Priebus’ tenure, the RNC has retired over $6 million in debt from last cycle and has built up over $6 million in cash on hand.
“We are continuing to put this committee in the best possible position to be a partner to our nominee and ensure Barack Obama is a one-term president,” said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. “Americans continue to be alarmed by the sluggish pace of job creation under the policies of Barack Obama and Washington Democrats who think unemployed Americans are merely ‘bumps on the road.’ We will have the resources to turn back the failed leadership of Barack Obama and return a Republican majority to the U.S. Senate in 2012.”