HomePoliticsNVGOP HITS A $ HOME RUN BUT THE CCRP FAILED TO RAISE A SINGLE DOLLAR THIS QUARTER Politics NVGOP HITS A $ HOME RUN BUT THE CCRP FAILED TO RAISE A SINGLE DOLLAR THIS QUARTER October 20, 2018 Rob Lauer Political Reporter As early voting kicks off across the state of Nevada, the Clark County Republican Party failed to raise a single dollar according to the October 16, 2018 C&E report under Carl Bounce’s leadership. And to date the CCRP has raised a total of $7,300, of which $1,200 was in-kind donations. Compare that to 2014 when Republicans swept the midterm elections, they raised more than $161,000. The CCRP raised over $82,000 in 2013 with no state or national elections. By comparison, the Clark County Democratic Party raised over $49,000 to date. Why the focus? Because Clark County produces over 70% of all statewide votes with a population of over 2.7 million out of a total of 3 million people living in Nevada. The county parties are a critical part of the electoral machinery helping candidates with phone banks, cash and GOTV (get out the vote). The CCRP broke and out of money puts Republican candidates at a distinct disadvantage verses Dems who have $49,000 to pay for walkers and GOTV. The Clark County Democrats have TEN campaign offices across Clark County where volunteers can make calls, canvass local neighborhoods and organize in support of their candidates. The CCRP has one office. Over the past few elections, almost half of all Nevadans voted during early voting. But at the state level, under Michael J. McDonald’s leadership, the Nevada Republican Central Committee raised just under $2 million this quarter putting the total money raised year to date at $2.5 million, beating out the Nevada State Democrat Party’s $1.7 million this quarter and $2.1 Million year to date. The key to McDonald’s success has been the close relationship he garnered early on in 2016 with then candidate Trump. Today President Trump is visiting Elko, his 3rd visit to Nevada since the June primary.