Washington's nervousness over President Trump isn't rubbing off Republican donors who doubled their contributions to the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee, the organization that funds House candidates.
NRCC tells Secrets that it has raised an historic $46 million in the first 4 months of the year, a funding spark that provides security it will have the needed money to defend the GOP's majority.
In the comparable 2015 period, the NRCC raised $24.9 million.
Nearly half of the NRCC's take came from House Speaker Paul Ryan, who himself has broken all records for fundraising by a top House Republican leader.
Said the NRCC:
The National Republican Congressional Committee announced today it raised $10.5 million in April, once again breaking fundraising records in 2017. This is the 4th straight month the committee has raised over $10 million—the longest streak in its history. It is also the best April fundraising total in committee history.
Speaker Paul Ryan transferred $2.75 million to the committee for the month, bringing his 2017 total to nearly $20 million.
Clearly Republican donors are eager to keep control of the House.
"With yet another historic fundraising month, it's clear we have the momentum to take the fight to Democrats all across the country," said NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers in a statement, adding:
"It's my mission to give our Republican members and candidates all the resources they need to succeed. We can't take our foot off the gas pedal. Nancy Pelosi and national Democrats will stop at nothing to take back power."
"I want to also personally thank Speaker Paul Ryan for his incredible work in support of our committee. His work, along with the efforts of Majority Leader McCarthy, Whip Scalise, and the rest of the leadership team is integral to our continued success."
Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org