It’s been two weeks since campaigns released their third quarter fundraising reports. We’ve already highlighted the winners and losers on the presidential and senate fronts, but with hundreds of candidates, it has taken a bit longer to dive into the House fundraising numbers.
Earlier this week, CBS News published an initial analysis of the Q3 numbers for House incumbents and challengers. As has been the trend the last several quarters, Democrats continue to lead in fundraising compared to their Republican counterparts. Below are several notable trends CBS identified:
“Incumbent House Democrats in Trump districts raised a total of more than $14.3 million in direct contributions in the third quarter, which just ended in September, compared to the $6.08 million raised by their Republican challengers.”
“Of the Democrats in Trump districts, 28 have surpassed Republican challengers, while two are looking at races in which GOP challengers have the upper hand in terms of combined cash raised in the most recent quarter.”
“The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which helps elects and retain House Democrats, raised $27.4 million from the months of July through September, which is about $6 million more than what the committee had in the third quarter of 2017, and leaves the Democratic campaign arm with a more than $36 million dollar war chest.”
“By comparison, the National Republican Campaign Committee brought in $15.8 million from July through September. The NRCC has leaned on the impeachment inquiry to criticize these Democrats in Trump districts, who are all on their 2020 target list to win back the House. Republicans will need at least 19 seats to do this.”