RYAN BREAKS OFF-YEAR RECORD; PULLS IN MORE THAN $44 MILLION AHEAD OF 2018
Team Ryan Transfers $32 Million To NRCC In 2017, Giving Republican Candidates Resources Needed To Compete This Year
WASHINGTON — House Speaker Paul Ryan’s joint-fundraising committee, Team Ryan, announced today that it raised more than $44 million in 2017, a record amount in an off-year election cycle.
In the fourth quarter of 2017, Team Ryan hauled nearly $5 million, giving the committee a total of $44.27 million for the calendar year. Of that, more than $32 million was transferred to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), giving House Republicans the resources to sell their positive message and maintain the majority in the upcoming election year. It was reported last week that the NRCC raised $85 million in 2017, a record for the committee in an off-year, and has more than $43 million on hand.
“This eye-popping number is a testament to Speaker Ryan, House Republicans, and the agenda that they led the fight on in 2017,” said Kevin Seifert, executive director of Team Ryan. “From passing generational tax reform aimed at helping the middle class, to rolling back costly regulations and prioritizing economic growth, under the Speaker’s leadership, the House Majority is working every day to give more money back to the American people and improve their lives. We plan to build off of this historic report, and Speaker Ryan will continue his aggressive fundraising and campaign schedule in 2018.”
In addition to transferring more than $30 million to the NRCC, Speaker Ryan has hosted nearly 50 fundraising events for members of the Republican caucus and raised $4.75 million directly to his colleagues’ campaign accounts.
“Team Ryan’s record-breaking fundraising means that our members will be able to sell this record of accomplishment to their constituents back home and point out how their achievements are helping everyday Americans,” said Spencer Zwick, finance chairman of Team Ryan. “It’s clear from this report that our supporters are engaged and enthusiastic about our prospects in 2018.”
Paul Ryan is House Speaker and represents Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. For more information, please visit www.speakerryan.com.