House Speaker Ryan'south campaign fundraising tops $17 million in first quarter

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Source:   —  April 13, 2016, at 10:06 PM

The announcement came a day after Ryan strongly rejected any notion that he could become this year'south Republican presidential nominee. It underscored his role in helping fellow Republicans as he works to win agreement on a budget resolution and to shape his meeting into an effective mouthpiece for Republican social and monetary policy.

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that he's raised $17.2 million in congressional campaign contributions during the first three months of two thousand sixteen through a network of political action committees organized to assistance House Republicans in the November election.

The announcement came a day after Ryan strongly rejected any notion that he could become this year'south Republican presidential nominee. It underscored his role in helping fellow Republicans as he works to win agreement on a budget resolution and to shape his meeting into an effective mouthpiece for Republican social and fiscal policy.

The first-quarter fundraising allowed the WI congressman to transfer $11 million to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the period, including a monthly NRCC record of $6.3 million in March, according to Ryan'south political office.

The figures also allow new proof of Ryan'south fundraising prowess, which has shown signs of surpassing the performance of his predecessor, OH Republican John Boehner, by some measures.

All told, Ryan has presently raised $23.5 million as speaker, through a network that includes his Team Ryan joint fundraising committee, his Ryan for Congress campaign committee and his Prosperity Action political action committee, his staff said.

(Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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