Republican National Committee (RNC)

The RNC raised nearly $21 million in July

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.

Stephen Ross expressed qualms about Trump bash after liberal backlash

Ross and Trump in 2010. Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis

Billionaire New York real estate developer Stephen Ross privately expressed qualms about going ahead with his Hamptons fundraiser for President Trump today.

The state of play: Liberal customers had threatened to boycott Equinox and SoulCycle, the high-end fitness brands owned by a parent company that Ross chairs. Ross, who also owns the NFL's Miami Dolphins, "freaked out" at the backlash, a source said, adding that Trump associates persuaded him to go ahead with the event at his Southampton mansion.