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  •  Great work! (7+ / 0-)

    Let's all remember, though, that fundraising success (either quarter-by-quarter or overall) and electoral success are very different things.  Here's a list from back in the SSP days of 1Q 2008:

    http://www.swingstateproject.com/...

    Democratic challengers who out-raised Republican incumbents: Ethan Berkowitz (AK-AL), Joshua Segall (AL-03), Bob Lord (AZ-03), Ed Chau (CA-42), Debbie Cook (CA-46), Annette Taddeo (FL-18), Raul Martinez (FL-21), Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24), Joe Garcia (FL-25), Walt Minnick (ID-01), Mark Schauer (MI-07), Kay Barnes (MO-06), Jim Hunt (MT-AL), Eric Massa (NY-29), Steve Driehaus (OH-01), Vic Wulsin (OH-02), Jane Mitakides (OH-03), Linda Ketner (SC-01) [note: her filing covers the period from 8/1-3/31, but the bulk of her fundraising was done this year], Rob Miller (SC-02), Michael Skelly (TX-07), Tom Perriello (VA-05), Judy Feder (VA-10), Darcy Burner (WA-08).

    I've done this before, but how many of them won--even in the very good D year of 2008?  Let's see...Kosmas, Minnick, Schauer, Driehaus, Perriello, Massa.  So 6/23.

    Beating an incumbent is hard, and out-raising an incumbent is hard--but let's not confuse the two.

    Still, lists like this at least help with which campaigns have current support, and which campaigns might turn out to be unexpectedly serious.  But let's not assume that a good fundraiser is on their way to Congress (although I may have in the past).

    26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-12(now)

    by Xenocrypt on Fri Feb 03, 2012 at 05:52:10 PM PST

    •  trip down memory lane (3+ / 0-)
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      The fizzle, if it wasn't an implosion, of the Kay Barnes candidacy was an unwelcome surprise, that cycle.  

      I had a soft spot for the candidacy of Linda Ketner.  Wonder if she will re-surface.

      Same for Walt Minnick. Periello, of course, a favorite in these parts.

      A Republican is a person who says we need to rebuild Iraq but not New Orleans. - Temple Stark

      by Christopher Walker on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 05:24:56 AM PST

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    •  Admittedly that is 6 of the 14 Democrats (2+ / 0-)
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      who beat an incumbent in 2008.  The others?  Dina Titus, Jim Himes, Alan Grayson, Larry Kissell, Betsy Markey, Gary Peters, Glenn Nye, and Kathy Dahlkemper.  Many of these candidates did out-raise or out-spend their opponents if outside spending is taken into account, but as I note below, this wasn't the case in 2010 or 2004 and it might have something to do with the fact that all of these Republican incumbents managed to win in 2006.

      26, Dem, Dude seeing a dude, CT-04(originally), PA-02/NY-14 (formerly PA-02/NY-12).

      by Xenocrypt on Sat Feb 04, 2012 at 09:08:04 AM PST

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