On Wednesday, June 18, 2008, the NRSC Press office released the following to the press:
Largest amount in five years
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- This afternoon the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced it raised $13.5 million dollars for tonight's "The 2008 President's Dinner." The $13.5 million is the largest amount raised by the NRSC in five years.
The joint fundraising event for the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) and President George W. Bush's final "The President's Dinner" raised $21.5 million dollars total.
"I am very proud of the hard work that has been put in to this dinner to make it such a success," NRSC Chairman Sen. John Ensign said. "In addition to our team, Sen. Orrin Hatch has been a dedicated and diligent Chairman of the Dinner for us and I am grateful for his work."
"I believe voters will continue to react to this overreaching liberal Congress by donating money to help us stop it," Ensign added.
"The $13.5 million we raised for the dinner shows people understand that Democrats are going to do more than just increase the price of gas," Sen. Orrin Hatch, the NRSC Chairman for the President's Dinner said.
"Republican Senators, and especially John Ensign, should be congratulated for reaching out to donors and raising this money that will have a big impact this November," Hatch added.
The NRSC only raised $6 Million in the entire month of June.
AT least that;s what they told the FEC...