I checked in with Curt Anderson, a top aide to Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele, to get his thoughts on this story in The Hill, stating that the RNC is set to release “what are expected to be markedly low fundraising numbers on Friday.” The response was pretty darn blunt:
Not a serious article, by not a serious reporter . . . We will have something on fundraising either today or tomorrow.
And this article wrongly states the fundraising numbers at the RNC for January. The January money raised was $5.6 million.
I would note the Hill article says, “In January, under former Chairman Robert ‘Mike’ Duncan, the committee raised more than $13.1 million, including about $7 million in transfers from Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) presidential campaign.”