RGA posts nearly $27 million second quarter with Christie at the helm


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) speaks in Haddon Heights, N.J., on June 25. (Mel Evans/AP)

The Republican Governors Association raised $26.6 million between April and June,  keeping up a quick fundraising pace under the leadership of Gov. Chris Christie (R), who chairs the group.

The RGA ended the period with more than $70 million in the bank, the group said. The RGA also said it has raised $60 million since Christie was elected chairman last fall.

Republicans are defending 22 gubernatorial seats this year, compared to 14 for Democrats.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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