Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period of July 1 through Sept. 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Monday night. Below is our roundup of fundraising numbers from every House race that we at Daily Kos Elections have given a competitive rating—94 in total:
• "CD" stands for congressional district.You can also download a complete copy of our spreadsheet here.
• "Raised" is the amount the candidate has received in donations from donors during the quarter, not including any loans.
• "Self Fund" is the amount of direct contributions a candidate has made to his or her own campaign. This number, if any, is also counted in the "Raised" column.
• "Self Loan" is the amount of any loans a candidate has made to his or her own campaign. This number, if any, is not counted in the "Raised" column.
• "Spent" is the amount of money the campaign has spent during the quarter.
• "CoH" stands for total cash-on-hand at the end of the quarter.
• "CTD" indicates a candidate's contributions raised cycle-to-date, as of the end of the quarter.
Note that because of the special election in AZ-02, Ron Barber's report begins on July 3, while in NC-08 and NC-11, Richard Hudson's and Mark Meadows' reports begin on June 28 due to runoffs. For reasons that are not clear, IL-08 Tammy Duckworth filed a report that only covers the month of September, itemizing $733K in donations. A previous press release said she had raised $1.5 million for the entire quarter. (Gregg Imus in CA-08 and Joe Coors in CO-07 have not yet filed their reports.)
Also, many states have conducted primaries, conventions and runoffs during the last few months. Because of that, many third quarter reports only cover part of the quarter. To offer a better apples-to-apples comparison, we've consolidated all fundraising reports between July 1 and Sept. 30 to give an accurate picture of each candidate's total fundraising for the period. For instance, New Hampshire Democrat Carol Shea-Porter reported raising $195K between July 1 and Aug. 22. Between Aug. 23 and Sept. 30, she reported raising another $480K, for a total of $675K for the third quarter.
You can also take a look at our prior roundups from this cycle: 2Q 2012 | 1Q 2012 | 4Q 2011 | 3Q 2011 | 2Q 2011. We'll also be bringing you a list of challengers who have out-raised incumbents (or have more cash-on-hand) in a separate post.
Mon Oct 15, 2012 at 11:42 PM PT (jeffmd): We made some slight changes to one entry, that of John Koster, the Republican running in WA-01. This may seem like a minor technicality, but there's a special election on Election Day to fill the vacancy left by Democrat Jay Inslee for the lame duck session. Given this, Koster apparently felt the need to create a second campaign committee (which could then solicit the maximum contribution from donors), essentially doubling the amount his big donors could legally contribute.
Accordingly, we've updated Koster's data with the additional $65K raised by his special election committee in the third quarter, the $85K raised to date and the $80K CoH. Even if he doesn't get elected to Congress, John Koster can still call himself a job creator ... he's certainly keeping accountants employed. I wonder if he pays his campaign treasurer twice as much?
9:06 AM PT: Since last night, we've updated a few things in the fundraising reports. We're now including transfers from authorized committees; candidates often hold joint fundraisers through a joint committee and divide the proceeds. These amounts are now included; the 188 candidates together received almost $880K in transfers. The South Florida power duo of Patrick Murphy and Lois Frankel had the greatest change, with $84K added to Frankel's haul and $77K added to Murphy's.
Additionally, Tammy Duckworth, the Democrat in IL-08, has filed an amended report now covering the entire period from July 1 through Sept. 30, and Joe Coors, the Republican in CO-07, has finally filed his report (from which we can see that $1.35 mil of his staggering $1.77 mil haul was self-funded).