Republican committee raised $13.7 million in March

WASHINGTON Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:28pm EDT

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks at the Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum during the National Rifle Association's (NRA) 141st Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Tom Gannam

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney speaks at the Celebration of American Values Leadership Forum during the National Rifle Association's (NRA) 141st Annual Meetings & Exhibits in St. Louis, Missouri, April 13, 2012.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican National Committee said on Friday it raised $13.7 million in March, its biggest haul so far this campaign season.

The committee, an engine of Republican Party fundraising for races for the U.S. Congress, has been digging itself out of a multimillion-dollar debt and on Friday said it owed $9.9 million at the end of March -- $1 million less than a month earlier.

The committee started fundraising jointly this month with Mitt Romney, the party's likely presidential nominee. It had $32.7 million in cash on hand at the end of March.

In February, the RNC reported receiving $10.7 million in contributions and $26.7 million in cash on hand.

Its counterpart across the party line, the Democratic National Committee, received $7.1 million in contributions in February, with $21.2 million left in cash on hand at the end of that month. The DNC had $5.8 million in debt.

The RNC and the DNC are due to file their official March fundraising reports with the Federal Election Commission on April 20.

(Additional reporting Alexander Cohen; Editing by David Brunnstrom)

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Anybody86 wrote:
Republicans, Independents, and any Blue Dog Democrat that does not want Obama better be ready to send a check to Romney. Obama will be collecting “1 BILLION” dollars PLUS Super Pac monney!

Apr 14, 2012 9:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Anybody86 wrote:
Republicans, Independents, and any Blue Dog Democrat that does not want Obama better be ready to send a check to Romney. Obama will be collecting “1 BILLION” dollars PLUS Super Pac monney!

Apr 14, 2012 9:41pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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