The Republican National Committee pulled in $41.5 million in the first quarter of 2017, including $12 million in March, to set a fundraising record for the party.

RNC Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel announced the fundraising haul is the largest first quarter following a presidential election in the party's history. The party has $41.4 million cash on hand and has distributed $10 million this year.

"Our record-setting fundraising pace has been fueled by grassroots enthusiasm for President Trump and the Republican Party," McDaniel said in a statement "With more than a quarter million new small dollar online donors contributing to the RNC and Trump campaign's efforts, it is clear voters are invested in our party and the president.

"The RNC is in a strong position to make an impact in key races in 2017 and 2018 as we plan to take a leading role in preserving our congressional majorities and prepare to reelect President Trump in 2020," she said.

New RNC Finance Chairman Steve Wynn said the reason for the record was simple.

"Americans across the country are expressing their belief that the best chance for a better life in our country is with continued Republican control of the House, Senate, and the White House under President Trump," he said.