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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:

As always, all numbers are in thousands. An explanation of each column is below:
• "CD" stands for congressional district.

• "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.

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.

You can also find our earlier roundups for the first, second, and third fundraising quarters as well.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:00 AM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  And how much will Koch Brothers give? (0+ / 0-)

    This graph is pointless as it doesn't say anything about Dark Money.

  •  Fantastic work, as always (10+ / 0-)

    There's only one missing factor, though it would take a lot of work to figure out: how much of the COH is for the general election only? For some of these primary races, the listed COH number is misleading because it reflects a lot of double-maxed money which is inaccessible until/unless the candidate is nominated.

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    abgin, wader

    What can I say ?

    Correct me if I am wrong Virginians but $217K from 11 Dec for Foust has to be crazy good... And there are rumors that Bob Marshall is planning on running!

    Well done Gwen Graham and Andrew Romanoff, you are killing it. As for Patrick Murphy, you can't help but laugh at his opponents totals. Joe Garcia hasn't done badly at all.

    Winners have to include Martha Robertson who outraised Reed in NY-23. We have to keep the pressure on him, no easy re-elections for that guy, he barely outperformed Romney while Hanna next door greatly over performed. My diary on this district is nearly ready.

    Amanda Renteria out raising David Valadao in CA-21 by $100K makes me want to know more about her. How good that we have someone who can raise cash here. The eggman is doing well to.

    The two Sean's in Ny-18 & 19 are raking it in.

    All in all not too many surprises here, a lot of our good challengers have raised normal but not spectacular money. it is good to see Andrew Romanoff and Sean Eldridge raise big money in Obama seats, and help apply pressure.

    Acting Assistant Vice Chair of the DKE international cheer squad

    by CF of Aus on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 04:48:40 AM PST

    •  notes (1+ / 0-)
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      CF of Aus

      Pat Murphy (FL) is cleaning up. Pat Murphy (IA) is not shaking the money tree like a Murphy. 3rd of 5 overall, 4th of 5 for the quarter.

      CA: Bera swamping his opponents, Ruiz outraising Nestande, Peters in a dogfight with DeMaio but should still have the edge. Renteria is Feinstein's former chief of staff and it looks like she knows how to tap into some of DiFi's connections.

      WV: Nick Rahall wakes up! And Mooney is leading the fractured GOP field in WV2. I could see him getting enough movement conservative votes to win the primary with a plurality, and if that happens I like Casey's chances to pick up Manchin/Romney voters.

      SSP poster. 44, CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

      by sacman701 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:02:58 AM PST

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      •  Good catch! Always need to ID which (0+ / 0-)

        Patrick Murphy I am referring to.

        Also a great point about Renteria, who will hopefully have DiFi helping out.

        I think Bera was always going to do well $$$ wise given past performance but is opponents are really not imposing.

        Acting Assistant Vice Chair of the DKE international cheer squad

        by CF of Aus on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 12:06:47 AM PST

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  •  Great work... (1+ / 0-)
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    JJ In Illinois

    ....but I would love a donation average amount column and some in district/out district amounts if possible.  The types of donations are as important as how much was donated.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 06:49:35 AM PST

    •  even more important (0+ / 0-)

      if it is all from fat cats and/or out of district, it could be meaningless.  Money buys ads, for sure.  But if your message is one people aren't listening to, it doesn't do a helluva lot of good.

      Like that Ann Kirkpatrick ad from a few weeks ago that referred to using words like "disastrous" and "stunning ineptitude".

      House Majority PAC starts spending to counter Kochs

    •  That information (5+ / 0-)

      Is pretty much not possible to acquire. Average donation is definitely not possible, since campaigns aren't required to provide any information for donors who give less than $200 total. So there's literally no way to know how many people have donated to a campaign unless a) they actually report out every donation (super rare, though I've seen it done) or b) they put out the number of donors in a press release. (And then you're relying on some non-verifiable number.)

      As for in-district vs. out-district, again, same problem—you don't know all the donors. You could try to analyze the address information for the $200+ donors, but even then, you'd run difficulties in terms of the correctness of your information.

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      by David Nir on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 07:30:40 AM PST

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  •  Your scholarship is outstanding (1+ / 0-)
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    David Jarman

    You even know the correct spelling for "Bob Dold!"

    I still prefer to pronounce his last name in German, whereby the final "d" is pronounced like a "t".

    I will be watching that IL-10 race carefully again.  I hope we can hang onto it.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 07:48:12 AM PST

  •  Thank you for your work on this and these. nt (0+ / 0-)

    * Move Sooner ~ Not Faster *

    by ArthurPoet on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 08:41:29 AM PST

  •  ahhh, where's CA-13? (0+ / 0-)

    Barbara Lee's district?

  •   support Amanda Renteria CD-CA 21 (0+ / 0-)

    I met this woman, She is very bright young, hispanic woman who grew up in the district and worked in the Obama administration.

  •  tech note: spreadsheet not visible (0+ / 0-)

    Hi! Your Google spreadsheet and the iframe containing it are not showing up in my browsers (Firefox 26 for Mac and Chrome 32 for Mac). It does show up in Firefox 17 for Windows 7.

    Of course, we can follow your link to directly access the spreadsheet. If anyone else is having trouble, follow the link to

  •  Candidates shouldn't be allowed to LEND to their (0+ / 0-)

    campaign funds.  Anything they put into the campaign fund should be a donation that they can't get back.
    Otherwise, what's the situation after the election is over and after the candidate has paid back any other loans?  A campaign contribution goes straight to the candidate's pocket.  If he/she lost, maybe that doesn't matter.  But if she/he won, and is now in office, what on earth is the difference between a "campaign contribution" and a straight out bribe?  You'd have to be a lawyer, accountant, or both to understand whatever that difference is -- or to believe there is any difference.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:50:43 AM PST

  •  Ro seriously out-raised Mike (0+ / 0-)

    in CA-17. I'm with Mike. But he's going to have to hope that incumbency + Ro's political inexperience are enough to carry my district in a non-presidential year.

  •  Why is Oh-06 a "key race"? (0+ / 0-)

    The money and goodwill the DCCC is squandering on this race could be put behind Michael Wager in Oh-14, which is winnable. Oh-06 is a deep GOP district.

    I think the DCCC is a little too optimistic because this used to be Democrat Ted Strickland's district, and Strickland is probably still pulling strings for his friend Jennifer Garrison behind the scenes even though she was instrumental in his losing the governorship. The DCCC and another group flogging Garrison have already pissed off some women in Ohio. It's no longer acceptable to us to back anti-choice extremists like her.

    Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

    by anastasia p on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:56:32 AM PST

  •  Would love to lose mine, Justin Amash (0+ / 0-)

    A Bagger too extreme even for some Baggers. He does have competition both primary and general elections but he is in the top rung moneywise at over $500,000. I'm sure the Koch's love him.

    Never promote men who seek after a state-established religion; it is spiritual tyranny--the worst of despotism. It is turnpiking the way to heaven by human law, in order to establish ministerial gates to collect toll. John Leland

    by J Edward on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 10:56:56 AM PST

  •  IN-02: Disappointing haul for Joe Bock (0+ / 0-)

    even though he's only very slightly behind Wacky Jackie in fundraising, he's got a big CoH deficit to make up. But this was his first quarter, so hopefully he gets a boost.

    Full disclosure, I'm volunteering for Bock's campaign.

    25, Practical Progressive Democratic Socialist (-9.38, -8.51), Gay, IN-02 - Defeat Wacky Jackie!

    by HoosierD42 on Mon Feb 03, 2014 at 02:36:43 PM PST

  •  There are very good numbers for the Democraticside (0+ / 0-)

    I glad a lot.

    The alone weak point for the Democratic party would be ME-02, but even here it has been a good quarter, and I hope a Democratic candidate take the lead in the total fundraising for the race this quarter.

    For the rest only late retirements can be some trouble. The new candidates in NY-21, or CA-33 will need some help to take the lead.

    Also I hope the Democratic candidates can take the lead fundraising in CA-31 and CA-21.

  •  I have a suggestion... (0+ / 0-)

    Could you freeze the headers in the scrolling chart????  I barely know what you are talking about; and by the time I get to MI and I want to try to interpret your data,  - the header is long gone....   Thanks for listening.  

    What we need is a Democrat in the White House.

    by dkmich on Tue Feb 04, 2014 at 05:55:49 AM PST

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