While political pundits fret about a supposed “blue wave” of Democrat electoral dominance on the horizon in Texas, the Republican Party of Texas announced record-breaking fundraising during the month of March, exceeding the previous five-year high of $244,088 as of the 28th.
In addition to the increase in total fundraising, the RPT announced it had received the largest single donation since August of 2013.
James Dickey, Chairman of the RPT, offered the following statement:
The Republican Party of Texas is fully prepared and equipped to fight for all of our Republican nominees – across the entire ballot. We are grateful for this surge in support from voters and donors who are helping us fulfill our mission. We look forward to hosting a great convention in San Antonio in June and to working with our impressive group of nominees and incredible volunteers and staff to ensure victory in November.
The fundraising announcement should also give support to Dickey’s re-election bid at the upcoming convention this summer, where insurgents traditionally attack incumbent party leadership for perceived “fundraising crises.”
Dickey announced his intention to run for re-election shortly after the primary election last month. So far Dickey faces opposition from one candidate, Cindy Asche of Frisco, who announced her campaign in February.