Fundraising Down for House Republicans

Wednesday, 17 Apr 2013 03:33 PM

By Lisa Barron

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Some House Republicans facing tough re-election bids in 2014 reported less than stellar fundraising results in the first quarter, according to filings Monday with the Federal Election Commission.

Democrats, on the other hand, did a lot better, according to The Hill.

“This should be a wake-up call to Republican members,” one GOP strategist told Capitol Hill newspaper, adding: “They need to step it up if they want to keep the majority and keep [House Minority Leader] Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., out of the Speaker’s chair.”

California GOP Reps. Gary Miller and David Valadao, both of whom face tough campaigns in Democratic-leaning districts, each raised less than $100,000 for the quarter, according to The Hill. Miller reportedly has $415,000 in the bank, while Valadao has less than $140,000.

Michigan Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, another Republican expected to be at risk next year, raised just over $40,000 and has just $36,000 in hand.

Meanwhile, Florida Rep. Steve Southerland reportedly brought in just over $40,000, while New York Rep. Richard Hanna raised less than $30,000.

There were a few major success stories, though, for Republicans. Rep. Tom Latham of Iowa, a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner, raked in more than $300,000 during the quarter. Rep. Rodney Davis of Illinois brought in more than $400,000, and Rep. Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania topped $300,000, according to The Hill.

There were some Democrats who didn't fare well. But they still managed to out-raise Republicans. The included Rep. Carol Shea-Porter of New Hampshire, who brought in less than $90,000; Rep. Mike McIntyre of North Carolina with $120,000; and Rep. Nick Rahall of West Virginia, who took in just $140,000.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee also raised more than the National Republican Congressional Committee, posting $7.6 million to its accounts by the end of February compared to $4.4 million for the GOP group.

© 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:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

'Conservative War Chest' Targets Pryor, Gang of 5

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 21:52 PM

A conservative Super PAC has launched its 2014 campaign with a blistering ad accusing Senator Mark Pryor of being a sta . . .

Connecticut Republicans Sense Sweep In Works

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 21:44 PM

Republicans in the Nutmeg State feel "cautiously optimistic" that they will not only take the governorship that narrowly . . .

Unions Pouring Money into Democrats' Nov. Warchest

Monday, 01 Sep 2014 20:23 PM

Fearing Republican control of both the House and the Senate after the November midterm elections, labor unions are pouri . . .

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