Vulnerable House Dems Lag Behind in Donations

Friday, 22 Oct 2010 06:53 PM

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The good news continues to pile up for Republicans on the fundraising front. At least 33 House Democrats in closely contested races received less in donations than their GOP opponents from Oct. 1 to Oct. 13, Politico reports. It didn’t publish the combined total raised by each party in the 33 districts.

vulnerable, house, democratsOf the 33 Democrats who trailed their GOP counterparts for fundraising in the first 13 days of the month, 16 also raised less money in the third quarter. The 16 include Reps. Jim Marshall of Georgia, Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Gary Peters of Michigan.

In some districts, the Republican fundraising advantage was sizable. GOP challenger Kristi Noem attracted $215,000 more than South Dakota Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, and Florida Republican candidate Dan Webster drew $194,000 more than Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson (pictured).

Republican candidate Steven Palazzo received $63,000 more than Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor.



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