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Republicans spend millions in hope of retaking U.S. Congress

Robert Besser
24 Jun 2021, 03:37 GMT+10

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Republican Party spent millions of dollars in May, in its attempt to regain a majority of seats in Congress in the 2022 elections.

While filings show that the Republicans raised less money in May than did the Democrats,
they spent nearly $23 million prior for the 2022 Congressional elections.
The Federal Election Commission reported that the Republican National Committee raised $11.1 million last month, just below the $12.1 million raised by the Democratic National Committee.

However, Republicans spent nearly $23 million during May, more than twice what it raised, transferring $10 million to party committees that support candidates.

The Democrats spent just under $9 million in May.

It is not unusual for the party in power to lose control of Congress in mid-term elections. And clearly, the Republicans think they have an opportunity to regain control in Congress, which might slow President Joe Biden pursuing his legislative agenda.

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