House Minority Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana raised $9 million in the second quarter of 2021, his campaign announced on Monday.
Scalise’s most recent haul brings his 2021 fundraising total to $16.1 million, reflecting a strong showing for the No. 2 House Republican in a nonelection year as his party aims to topple the Democrats’ narrow House majority in 2022. Republicans need to flip a handful of seats to win back control of the chamber.
For comparison, during the last off-year election cycle, in 2019, Scalise raised a little over $5 million in the second quarter and had raised $9.5 million total.
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