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45 House Republicans Have Raised Less Money Than Challengers

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The ability to raise campaign funding is one major benefit of being an incumbent. However, 45 Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives have raised less money than at least one of their Democratic challengers.

According to Politico’s Morning Score newsletter, that list of GOP incumbents includes Doug LaMalfa (California-01), Tom McClintock (California-04), Paul Cook (California-08), Stephen Knight (California-25), Mimi Walters (California-45), Dana Rohrabacher (California-48), Duncan Hunter (California-50), Mike Coffman (Colorado-06), Daniel Webster (Florida-11), Vern Buchanan (Florida-16), Francis Rooney (Florida-19), Rod Blum Iowa-01), Steve King (Iowa -04), Mike Bost (Illinois-12), Jackie Walorski (Idiana-02), Jim Banks (Indiana-03), Trey Hollingsworth (Indiana-09), Andrew Harris (Maryland-01), Jack Bergman (Michigan-01), Fred Upton(Michigan-06), Tim Walberg (Michigan-07), Michael Bishop (Michigan-08), Jason Lewis (Minnesota-02), Ann Wagner (Missouri-02), Robert Pittenger (Norht Carolina-09), Ted Budd (North Carolina-13), Tom MacArthur (New Jersey-03), Chris Smith (New Jersey-04), Leonard Lance (New Jersey-07), Lee Zeldin (New York-01), Peter King (New York-02), John Faso (New York-19), Claudia Tenney (New York-22), Bob Gibbs (Ohio-07), Ryan Costello (Pennsylvania-06), Lloyd Smucker (Pennsylvania-16), Mark Sanford (South Carolina-01), Ralph Norman (South Carolina-05), Phil Roe (Tennessee-01), John Carter (Texas-31), Mia Love (Utah-04), Thomas Garrett (Virginia-05), David Brat (Virginia-07), Glenn Grothman (Wisconsin-06), and David McKinley (West Virginia-01).[1]

Despite being outraised in recent fundraising efforts, most of those incumbents still began 2018 with more cash on hand than their challengers. However, even after including earlier fundraising efforts, 13 Republican incumbents had less cash on hand as 2018 began —McClintock (California-04), Rohrabacher (California-48), Hunter (California-50), King (Iowa-04), Pittenger (North Carolina-09), Budd (North Carolina-13), Faso (New York-19), Tenney (New York-22), Smucker (Pennsylvania-16), Norman (South Carolina-05), Garrett (Virginia-05), Brat (Virginia-07), and Grothman (Wisconsin-06).

Only four Democrats were outraised by their GOP opponents — Jim Himes Connecticut-04), Lois Frankel (Florida-21), Bill Keating (Massachusetts-09), and Matt Cartwright (Pennsylvania-17).

Footnotes:

  1. Politico, "More than 40 House Republicans trail Democratic opponents in Q4 in fundraising," February 5, 2018

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