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House Incumbents in Vulnerable Districts Buck Up War Chests

House Incumbents in Vulnerable Districts Buck Up War Chests
Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz. (Tom Williams/AP)

By    |   Monday, 23 October 2017 07:40 PM

Members of Congress in districts where they fear credible challenges are moving early to build up their campaign coffers.

The Hill, using information from The Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Score, created a list of the closest races in the upcoming 2018 midterms.

Arizona Republican Martha McSally leads the way $2.7 million already raised this year. McSally has spent $1.6 million, and has slightly under $1.5 million left.

She is expected to face former Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, the Democrat who gave up her previous seat in Congress for an unsuccessful run against Republican Sen. John McCain in 2016. Kirkpatrick has raised $338,000 for her challenge, and has about $269,000 left.

McSally won her last election by 14 points, The Hill noted, but added President Donald Trump lost the district by 5 points.

Second on the list is Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-N.J. Trump won his district by 1 point.

Gottheimer has raked in more that $2.2 million and spent only $306,000, putting him at just under $2 million in on-hand cash.

His expected GOP challenger, former Bogota, N.J., mayor Steve Lonegan has loaned his own campaign more than $500,000.

Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., is in the crosshairs of Democrats. Despite Roskam's easy victories over the past decade, Trump lost the district by 7 points.

Roskam has raised $1.9 million and spent $685,000. He has $1.4 million in his war chest.

Of the nine Democrats hoping to oust him, five have raise more than $100,000. Kelly Mazesk is out front with $421,000 raised and $343,000 still unspent.

Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., represents one of the most liberal districts currently held by his party, so his past wins have done nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell.

Curbello has raised nearly $1.8 million and has $1.4 million still available. Mucarsel-Powell has $162,000 in her campaign account.

Rep. Bruce Poliquin, R-Maine, has raised $1.7 million and spent $200,000. He has $1.5 million left.

His Democratic foe is not yet nailed down, but state Rep. Jared Golden is ahead in fundraising, according to The Hill.

Democratic Rep. Charlie Crist of Florida is next with nearly $1.7 million raised, of which he still has $1.4 million. He does not currently have any Republican opposition.

Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., has raised nearly $1.7 million this year and spent more than $1 million. But he has nearly $3.5 million left from previous efforts.

Among the Democrats hoping to steal his seat are Andy Thorburn, who has given his campaign $2 million and Gil Cisneros who has loaned his own effort $500,000. Mai-Khanh Tran has loaned her campaign $200,000.

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The Hill, using information from The Cook Political Report's Partisan Voter Score, created a list of the closest races in the upcoming 2018 midterms and those holding those seats in Congress are building up their campaign war chests.
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