Nonetheless, the Republican State Leadership Committee has sounded the alarm about falling behind Democrats financially in state legislative races.
The State of the 2022 Midterms
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“The truth is that we have spent more than we have in every recent election cycle, and we know very well that we will do so again this year,” Republican caucus chairman Dee Duncan said in a memo to donors on Wednesday.
Although the group has not released its third-quarter fundraising figures, it did announce a record amount of funding in the second quarter. more than $53 million in July. But the Republican caucus also supports candidates for secretary of state and lieutenant governor, as well as state legislative contenders.
The frustration has sometimes spilled over from outside groups like the States Project who want more of the Democratic National Committee.
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The Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee, the arm of the Democratic National Committee that focuses on state legislative races, announced in July that had raised $6.75 million, a record for the group, but still below what the States Project has been able to raise. A spokeswoman for the Democratic Caucus said the group planned to spend about $50 million this cycle but had not announced its third-quarter fundraiser.
Mr. Pritzker, co-founder of the States Project, said “the national party in DC has always overlooked and underfunded legislatures,” adding, “If you need an example, the DNC has not given the DLCC a single dollar for this cycle. . And that has to change”.