Female Senate Candidates Outraise Male Counterparts

Friday, 17 Aug 2012 12:48 PM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The 18 women running for Senate this year – 12 Democrats and six Republicans – are filling their campaign coffers with cash, outraising the male opponent in many cases.

The Republicans have garnered $42 million, or $7 million each on average, while the Democrats have raised $110 million, or $9.2 million each on average, Politico reports. Women could hold a record number of Senate seats in the next Congress — 24, up from 17 now.

Republican donors are particularly eager to boost the fortunes of female Senate candidates, as the party needs to capture a net gain of just four seats to regain a majority.

Big breadwinners for the GOP include New Mexico Senate candidate Heather Wilson, who has raised $4 million, about $200,000 more than Democrat Martin Heinrich in their battle to succeed retiring Democratic Sen. Jeff Bingaman.

In Connecticut, wrestling industry titan Linda McMahon has raised a hefty $14 million for her fight against Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy to take the seat of retiring independent Sen. Joe Lieberman. To be sure, $12 million of that $14 million comes from a loan McMahon made to her campaign.

In any case, the female candidates’ financial prowess is impressive.

“What’s significant is the fact that you have so many women running in so many of these important, competitive states that that both parties are vying for,” Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University, told Politico. “What comes with that is the money. The parties want to win those seats.”





© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Kingston-Perdue GOP Sen. Runoff Neck-and-Neck in Georgia

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 21:36 PM

A drawn-out, nine-week Republican runoff campaign between 11-term Georgia Rep. Jack Kingston and former Fortune 500 chie . . .

Bob Dole Attacks Obama Policies in Ad for Rep. Lynn Jenkins

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 17:40 PM

Former Republican Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, who turned 91 on Tuesday, has lost none of his political zest for "bi . . .

Paul Ryan Question to FEC Hints of Possible White House Run

Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 16:15 PM

Rep. Paul Ryan plans to take a long bus ride during his coming campaign for Congress, but a recent request by the Ryan c . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved