Cross Posted at SaxtonWatch
With many speculating that NJ Congressman Jim Saxton will be facing his toughest and most well-funded challenger in years, one would think that he would be doing everything in his power to raise as much money to defend his seat. While he still has a large amount of Cash On Hand, he hasn't exactly been shaking down the money tree making record deposits in the bank this cycle...
Maybe Saxton thinks he already has enough money in the bank and can just relax. Maybe he doesn't think the challenge and climate he is facing are truly a threat. Possibly, being a member of the minority with that prospect unlikely to change, he doesn't have the influence he once did and isn't the sound investment he once was. Or then again, he might be getting ready to surf the GOP retirement wave. Let's see how other GOP members facing tough re-elections have faired this cycle with their fundraising efforts...
|Mike Ferguson (NJ-7)||$238,362||$1,046,319|
|Robin Hayes (NC-8)||$353,236||$851,790|
|Vern Buchanan (Fl-13)||$411,844||$1,254,533|
|Mark Kirk (Il-10)||$526,065||$1,789,499|
|Jim Saxton (NJ-3)||$97,085||$207,857|
|Randy Kuhl (NY-29)||$170,244||$341,485|
|Jim Gerlach (Pa-6)||$236,936||$887,496|
|Charlie Dent (PA-15)||$157,000||$566,886|
|Dave Reichert (WA-8)||$306,234||$714,034|
|Chris Shays (CT-4)||$360,307||$850,145|
|Jim Walsh (NY-25)||$194,145||$621,484|
So why is Jim Saxton's fundraising down this cycle, given how hard many in a similar situation facing a tough re-election bid are working? Maybe he agrees with us that it's time for a change.
You can also visit his new website, Adler for Change.