As the fundraising deadline gets closer, more and more candidates are announcing unofficial totals for the second quarter. In this week’s Political Edge, we compile all the announced totals from the 2020 presidential and Senate candidates and recap the special election primary runoff that happened in North Carolina’s 3rd District yesterday.
Announced Q2 Fundraising
Candidates have until July 15 to fully report their Q2 numbers, but that hasn’t stopped some from preemptively announcing their hauls early. AR/Intel will have a more comprehensive breakdown of the finalized Q2 numbers when they are released next week, however a list of the announced numbers so far can be found below.
- Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN): $24.8M raised; $22.6M on hand
- Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE): $21.5M raised
- Elizabeth Warren (D-MA): $19.1M raised; $19.7M on hand
- Bernie Sanders (I-VT): $18M raised; $30M on hand
- Kamala Harris (D-MA): $12M raised
- Michael Bennet (D-CO): $2.8M raised
- Steve Bullock (D-MT): $2M raised
- Mark Kelly (D): $4.2M raised; $6M on hand
- Theresa Greenfield (D): $625K raised
- Sara Gideon (D): $1M raised
- Gary Peters (D): $2.4M raised; $4.7M on hand
- Ben Ray Lujan (D): $1.1M raised
- Cal Cunningham (D): $520K raised; $700K on hand
- Jaime Harrison (D): $1.5M raised
- Mark Warner (D): $1.8M raised; $5M on hand
Recapping The NC-03 Primary Runoff
Yesterday, Republicans in North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District went to the polls to pick their nominee for the open seat vacated by the late-Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), who passed away earlier this year. The contest saw state Rep. Greg Murphy (R-NC) square off against Dr. Joan Perry (R-NC), the two candidates who emerged from a 17-candidate GOP primary in April.
The lead up to the special primary was somewhat contentious, as divisions in who was the right conservative to support split Republicans. Murphy, also a doctor, was backed by the NRA as well as the House Freedom Caucus’ campaign arm, which spent about $230,000 helping Murphy. Perry, meanwhile, was supported by national Republican leaders like Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Sarah Palin. Perry also was supported by the Winning for Women Action Fund and Susan B. Anthony’s PAC, which spent over $1 million backing Perry.
Ultimately, Murphy won the election by nearly 20 points. He will go on to face Democrat Allen Thomas in the general election on September 10. A breakdown of how the candidates performed in different areas of the district can be found below.
|Candidate||Ballot Count (35,919 Total)||Percent|
|Republican:: Murphy (R)||21,444||59.71%|
|Republican:: Perry (R)||14,472||40.29%|
Turnout decreased by 14.9% from the April primary, when 42,187 Republicans went to the polls (compared to the 35,916 that showed up yesterday).