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Steve Scalise

Scalise launches big-money political vehicle

News: House Majority Leader Steve Scalise is launching a new joint-fundraising vehicle, Scalise Leadership Fund 2024, that is aimed at supporting more than 50 Republican incumbents, candidates and committees.

Scalise Leadership Fund 2024 will filter money to Scalise’s reelection campaign; Eye of the Tiger, Scalise’s leadership PAC; Congressional Leadership Fund, the House GOP super PAC; the NRCC’s general, building and legal funds; 34 incumbents; eight candidates and eight nominee funds.

Scalise will be able to raise up to $586,200 from individual donors into this account. Then the JFC redistributes those contributions.

With Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) out of the leadership and Speaker Mike Johnson untested as a national fundraiser, Scalise will become more of a focal point in the House Republican money game. We reported in the AM edition Monday that Johnson raised $16 million in the 10 days since starting to raise money for CLF. But all eyes will be on the NRCC’s November fundraising report, which should be out in the next week or so, to see how McCarthy’s ouster and resulting internal GOP battle to replace him impacted the party committee.

Scalise has long been one of the top online fundraisers — and he’s looking to leverage that ability for this new vehicle. The Louisiana Republican has raised more than $96 million online in the last seven years.

— Jake Sherman

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