President Trump at a Make America Great Again rally in 2017. Photo: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
The Republican National Committee told Axios ahead of its FEC filings Tuesday that the group raised $20.8 million in July — largely due to online fundraising campaigns around Robert Mueller's testimony and the 2020 Democratic debates.
Why it matters: That's the most money the organization has raised in July in an off-cycle year — nearly double the $10.6 million it received from GOP donors in July 2017.
- It plans to use this money to help President Trump's re-election efforts and to boost Republican candidates around the country.
- It also plans to expand its on-the-ground presence. By early 2020, the RNC said it'll have communications staff in nearly 20 states.