Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Friday night. While there are, of course, many measures for evaluating a candidate's strength and the ability to raise money is just one metric among many, it is still a critical one. Therefore, you will once again find our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in key races below:
• "CD" stands for congressional district.You can access our spreadsheet directly here. If you click through, you'll see an additional column on the right-hand side called "Transfers." This column shows monetary transfers from other political committees. Ultimately, all money received from all sources (including transfers) is reflected in every candidate's cash-on-hand totals, less spending.
• "Raised" is the amount the candidate has received in donations from donors during the quarter, not including any self-funding or loans.
• "Self Fund" is the amount of direct contributions a candidate has made to his or her own campaign. This number, if any, is not counted in the "Raised" column. Note: This is a change from previous quarters, when self-funding was included 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 how much a candidate has raised cycle-to-date (including self-funding), as of the end of the quarter.