Paul Ryan on record-breaking fundraising pace, big 2016 boost to House GOPFebruary 8th 2016
Doubts about rookie House Speaker Paul Ryan's ability to advance a new GOP agenda and woo donors have been swept aside with his swift move to rewrite the Republican agenda and domination of fundraising.
Supporters are responding to his quick efforts to challenge President Obama and offer the 2016 Republican ticket key issues to run on with donations surpassing the staggering amount former House Speaker John Boehner collected.
Scalise raises $7.3 million for GOP in 2015February 1st 2016
The Hill praising Scalise's hard work and incredible 2015 fundraising numbers. Lilly & Company is proud to be part of Team Scalise - Way to Go!
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (La.) raised a historic amount of cash during his first full year in GOP leadership, taking in $7.3 million for himself and other Republicans in 2015, according to figures provided to The Hill before Monday’s filing deadline.
The sum came as the result of a whirlwind fundraising effort made throughout the year that Scalise says he’s planning to continue in 2016 as the party works to maintain and bolster their ranks in the House.
"We're already working on a very aggressive schedule for 2016," Scalise told The Hill in a telephone interview on Sunday, counting "both the normal fundraising that I would do as a member of leadership, but also to get out to as many districts as I can."
No strict monetary goals have been established, he said, but he has no intention of slowing down. In 2015, his political team estimates that he traveled to more than 30 states and helped roughly 140 Republican House members and candidates.