Ronna Romney McDaniel blew a gasket after the RNC fully exposed her failed reign as Chairwoman

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Former Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel thought everything was lined up to transition her career from that of establishment hack to media talking head.

But she was fired from her new role at NBC before she even worked a single second for the network.

And now Ronna Romney McDaniel blew a gasket after the RNC fully exposed her failed reign as Chairwoman.

Ronna Romney McDaniel’s losing RNC record

Ruling-class Senator Mitt Romney’s (RINO-UT) niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel, had a failing tenure as the head of the Republican National Committee (RNC) after being selected to lead the organization by former President Donald Trump following his 2016 victory.

Under McDaniel’s reign as RNC Chair, Republicans came out on the losing end of the 2018 Midterms, ending the Party’s six-year run as the majority in the U.S. House of Representatives.

In 2020, Republicans squandered more seats and lost the majority in the U.S. Senate, while Trump also lost the Presidency.

And in the 2022 Midterms, the GOP barely regained the House majority, and managed to lose even more ground to Democrats’ in the Senate, despite many Republicans claiming that the election was setting up to be a supposed “Red Wave.”

Outside of the historic, landslide victory Governor Ron DeSantis produced in Florida – winning 62 of the state’s 67 counties, every statewide office in the state, and 20 of the state’s 28 Congressional seats – 2022 was one of the GOP’s worst nationwide showings in any election in decades.

RNC fundraising up after Ronna resigns

To Make matters worse, on top of Republicans’ electoral failures under her watch, RNC fundraising had slowed to a trickle in McDaniel’s waning months as Chair. 

Politico reported that on her way out the door, McDaniel bragged in a letter about an “uptick” in fundraising in January and February of this year. 

The two-month total was just $22.5 million in an election year – for context, President Joe Biden’s campaign alone raked in roughly $95 million over that same timespan, and that doesn’t include what the Democrat National Committee (DNC) raised.

Funny enough, much of the money the RNC raised in the first two months of the year came in after it became clear McDaniel was on her way out.

But now that McDaniel has been replaced by another Trump selection – this time, a trio that includes Michael Whatley and Trump’s daughter-in-law, Lara, serving as RNC co-Chairs, and longtime Republican consultant Chris LaCivita serving as RNC Chief Operating Officer – things seem to be changing rapidly.

According to a recent RNC press release, the RNC and Trump campaign raised a combined $65.6 million in the month of March, nearly three-times the total the McDaniel-led RNC raised in the prior two months combined, giving the committees a total of $93.1 million in cash-on-hand. 

“President Donald J. Trump has again created a fundraising juggernaut among Republicans.  While he has been the presumptive nominee for the Republican Party for less than a month, the RNC and Trump campaign are one unified operation and focused on victory,” Whatley wrote in the release. “We’re raising funds and making strategic investments to get out the vote and protect the ballot. We are going to win BIG in just 31 weeks.”

Democrats still have more money than Republicans

It should be noted that Democrats and President Joe Biden still have a large financial advantage ahead of November’s General Election.

The DNC had $90 million in cash-on-hand at the end of February, and are expected to post a large fundraising total for the month of March when they file their campaign finance reports.

The Biden campaign, on the other hand, finished February with $155 million in cash-on-hand, according to Reuters.

One Democrat fundraising dinner in New York alone brought in an estimated $25 million in March after charging attendees $100,000 per person.

Democrats are banking on the idea that their fundraising efforts will pay dividends for the Biden campaign in the closing months of the race, when the Democrat President would be able to run many more TV and digital ads than Trump, if the advantage continues to hold.

Furthermore, they’re hoping that their witch hunts will continue to drain Trump of vital financial resources, and ultimately widen the fundraising gap.

But if the RNC can continue its fundraising turnaround, Democrats’ plans could go up in flames.

US Political Daily will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.