Tags: fundraising | down | house | republicans

Fundraising Down for House Republicans

By Lisa Barron   |  

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.

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
2Share
Politics
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.
fundraising,down,house,republicans
306
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

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