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Trump, RNC Raised $125 Million Last Quarter

$125 million

President Trump and the Republican National Committee raised $125 million in the third quarter, a joint haul to help Trump and Republicans across the country, the Associated Press reports.

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RNC Paid $160k to Law Firm Representing Lewandowski

$160,000

The RNC paid over $160,000 to a law firm that is defending former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, CNBC reports. The payment was made a month before his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee.

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Legal Fees mMount for RNC, Trump Campaign

$2.2 million

“The Republican National Committee spent about $2.2 million last month on legal fees, new financial filings show, boosting the overall tab for lawyers paid by the party, the Trump campaign and a legal defense fund to about $17 million since President Trump took office,” the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Republican National Committee Has Already Contacted 20 Million Voters

20 million

“The RNC told NBC News it has already made 20 million traditional voter contacts by phone or door knocking this election cycle, a large number for a non-presidential election year. … That’s just part of the total 487 million contacts it says it has already made this cycle, including emails opened (250 million), calls made for data gathering purposes (183 million), digital petitions or surveys completed (19 million), direct mail sent (9.6 million), and get-out-the-vote calls made (5.6 million).”

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RNC Sets Fundraising Record

“The Republican National Committee raised more than $100 million in the first nine months of 2017, marking the first time it has raised that much, that fast, in a non-presidential election year,” McClatchy reports.

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RNC Goes Dark as Trump Implodes

s Donald Trump’s campaign unravels, the Republican National Committee has gone dark — failing to give GOP vendors guidance on whether to keep working for the nominee or to move resources into down-ballot races, and not even returning calls from party members ahead of a critical late-afternoon meeting about the way forward.

Politico

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Republicans Tell RNC to Stop Supporting Trump

70-plus

Number of Republicans who signed an open letter to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus urging him to stop spending money to help Donald Trump win in November and instead shift those contributions to Senate and House races, Politico reports.

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Because Voters LIKE to Be Insulted

It’s not going to be an easy election, it’s a close election. Like I said, much closer than I can even understand why. I don’t want to say anything about your Wisconsin voters but, some of them might not be as sharp as a knife.

— RNC co-chair Sharon Day, quoted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, while campaigning in Wisconsin.

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RNC to Spend $100 Million on Voter Turnout

$100 million

Amount the Republican National Committee is on track to spend in the midterm campaign, “with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program,” the Washington Examiner reports.

News & Comment

From the Right, They All Look Alike

Fox News: All sad Asians look alike.

Remember during the last presidential campaign when Mitt Romney was reaching out for the Hispanic vote and the Republican National Committee jumped in to help out with a Latino-oriented website that featured a stock photo of Asians instead of Latinos?

Well, it’s happened again. To Fox News.

Figuring one sad Asian is as good as another, Fox ran video of a grief-stricken woman mourning the Sherpas who died on Mount Everest in a story about the Sewol Korean ferry disaster. Koreans living in the United States could tell the difference, even if the bright lights at Fox couldn’t, and spoke up.

Fox News: Fair and Balanced — and Dumb as Rocks.