The GOP is losing control of Congress and in the Senate, but the party’s campaign spending and the candidates who ran against them are outpacing their opponents’ fundraising, and they have more cash on hand than ever.
The GOP has more than doubled its total spending since the midterm elections in 2010, to more than $5 billion.
The RNC, a nonpartisan, super PAC, has spent $1.2 billion to help Republicans win back control of the House and Senate, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics.
The spending dwarfs the more than twice as much spent by President Donald Trump’s party, which spent $2.1 billion to reclaim the House in 2018.
The surge in spending came as the RNC and its allies focused their attack on Democratic senators who they said would be more likely to back GOP candidates in the midterm election, especially in the districts they have targeted.
They were pushing to force Democrats to agree to the GOP plan to raise taxes on middle-income families to pay for an infrastructure plan.
The Republicans are not alone in trying to undermine Democratic senators in 2018 and beyond.
Democratic leaders have been increasingly critical of the party over the last year.
The latest Democratic leader to speak out against the party has been Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, who called on Democrats to stop criticizing the party, calling its policies “deeply damaging” to the nation.
The GOP’s efforts to undermine Democrats come as the party is trying to win back the Senate in 2018, as well as at the state level.
The RNC’s spending on TV ads and radio ads this year has helped it do just that.
The Republican National Committee has spent more than any other super PAC in recent memory, and its political action committee has spent almost $1 billion this election cycle.
The Republican Party is far from alone in being able to make large-scale, well-funded political attacks, as the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities found.
In the first quarter of 2018, the GOP spent $5.4 million on attack ads in Alabama and Kentucky, according a review of data by the organization.
In the first six months of this year, the RNC spent $3.5 million on ads in Arizona, North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Tennessee, and it has spent over $8 million in the two months since the elections in Georgia.
The party has spent millions of dollars attacking Sen. Tim Scott, a former GOP governor of South Carolina, for a health care bill he sponsored that was never meant to pass.
It also has spent money on ads against Democratic Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.
The parties largest super PAC also has been using attacks on Democrats for several years.
In March 2018, President Donald J. Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, released a TV ad attacking Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan for her support for a Medicare expansion.
They also attacked Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia in a $5 million ad.
The ad criticized his vote for the bill.
In 2018, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., released a $10 million ad in support of Democratic Sen .
Patty Murray of Washington, who supported the health care overhaul and opposed it in committee.
The ads have been a hallmark of the RNC’s effort to attack Democrats and push its agenda in Congress, and in particular, the party sought to attack Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who is retiring after seven terms.
In her first year in office, Heitkowski backed a Senate health care proposal that would have created a Medicare Advantage program, and she is considered a moderate.
The Senate Republican leadership has made clear that it would not allow a vote on the health bill.
The Trump campaign has used the RNC to attack Republican senators and members of Congress.
In November, Trump tweeted, “A new poll shows that we are the #1 target for the #RNC.
We are the ‘opposition party.’
It’s the Dems’ fault for allowing this to happen.”
The president has also attacked several Democrats who have voted against the GOP health care plan.
In addition, the Republican National Convention in July in Cleveland included several Republicans who were critical of President Trump’s approach to Russia and who have been targeted for attacks by the RNC.
In particular, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolinas was attacked for voting against the Senate Republican health care measure, and Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona was also criticized for his vote against the legislation.
In March, Trump sent a message of support to the RNC after its top strategist, Stephen Bannon, resigned from the White House following the death of Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party.
The DNC, which is funded primarily by billionaires who have donated more than a billion dollars to Republicans over the past two decades, is still one of the top spending parties, according in the Center’s analysis of