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RNC officials said that the money that ends up at the national committee directly bolsters Trump, financing a rapid response operation and surrogate network that promote the administration’s goals. New investments in data analytics and field staff will boost Trump’s 2020 reelection effort, they said.
“The RNC’s top priority is to support and advance the president’s agenda,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement, adding that the fundraising surge shows that “voters are invested in our party and the president.”
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