According to the AP:
The Republican National Committee will report raising $5.1 million during February, Michael Steele's rocky first month as the GOP's party chairman.
That's according to figures obtained by The Associated Press.
While the RNC took in $13.2 million in January, I think the best apples-to-apples comparison would be to measure last month to February 2007, the same period after the 2006 federal elections:
Feb 2009: $5.1 million (-29%)
Jan 2009: $13.2 million (+26%)
Feb 2007: $7.2 million
Jan 2007: $10.5 million
So, while the RNC saw a 25 percent increase in January 2009 fundraising, compared to January 2007, its February 2009 fundraising was a 30 percent decrease compared to February 2007.
Of course, Steele was elected chairman on January 30, 2009, so he was responsible for all of its February fundraising. Not a good sign for his longevity.
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