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Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all the key races:

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

• "(D-inc)" and "(R-inc)" specify incumbents.

• "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.

• "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.

You can access our spreadsheet directly here.

You can also find our earlier roundups for the first, second, third and fourth fundraising quarters of 2013, as well as the first quarter of 2014.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 12:56 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

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  •  Tip Jar (14+ / 0-)

    Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident).

    by Jeff Singer on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 12:56:24 PM PDT

  •  Is it just me, or does the quarter seem like (2+ / 0-)
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    Klugstah, James Allen

    it's been the first quarter in recent memory where so many candidates raised not just $500k, but well over $500k?

  •  Disappointing in some Dems (0+ / 0-)

    Good numbers for others.

    18 year old gay Democrat living bright blue in deep red SC-04 (Gowdy). "You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one." - John Lennon

    by SCDem4 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:12:51 PM PDT

  •  notes (7+ / 0-)

    FL18: it seems bizarre that none of the 6 Republicans can raise anything in an affluent Romney district.

    IA3: both national parties will dump tons of $ into this one, but Appel's big current cash edge might make the difference.

    MI7: This is my favorite sleeper race this cycle. Walberg has a cash edge, but not an overwhelming one.

    NC2, NC6: looks like the Dems will have enough to run real campaigns, but winning is still a very tall order.

    NH1: CSP continues to suck at fundraising. Compare her total to Kuster's in a less competitive seat.

    NV4: seriously? It isn't a top GOP target, but $24k? Compare that to Rocky in NM2, another longshot.

    NY21: Woolf is weak on paper but $367k is a very respectable fundraising number for a cheap, relatively poor district. He might turn out to be a zesty Some Dude.

    OH6, OH14: Dems are going to have to do a lot better than that to make these competitive.

    WV1: Fundraising appears to be McKinley's weakness. And it really appears to be Gainer's weakness. Compare his number to Casey's.

    SSP poster. 45, CA-6, -0.25/-3.90

    by sacman701 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:28:29 PM PDT

  •  Disagree with the above commenter (8+ / 0-)

    Almost a uniformly stellar quarter for Democrats.

    The mediocre/bad:
    - Barber only barely outraised in AZ-02
    - Ann Callis putting up a mediocre number in IL-13
    - Jerry Cannon performing terribly in MI-01
    - Carol Shea Porter proving once again she is indeed allergic to picking up the god damn phone and calling donors in NH-01

    Patrick Murphy is just phenomenal down in FL-18, CSP could spend a day with him and learn something.

    That all said, a lot to like in this report. If one lacked current polling data, redistricting data, etc and looked solely at fundraising, you'd think Democrats would have a really great shot at taking back the House this cycle. It's unfortunate they do not.

    24, Male, CA- 12 currently. LA-02 & TX-08 originally, SSP: sschmi4

    by Stephen Schmitz on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:33:32 PM PDT

  •  What's going on in CO-5? (2+ / 0-)
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    Cadillac64, MichaelNY

    This is the second quarter where Irv Halter has outraised Doug Lamborn.  I assume this is an unwinnable district for a Democrat, and other than Lamborn's closer-than-expected primary win this hasn't been on the national radar, but does anyone have any insight into this race?

    •  Lamborn very nearly lost the primary too (5+ / 0-)
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      Odysseus, jncca, Avedee, Cadillac64, MichaelNY

      He's probably not popular and is only just letting the strong red lead of his district carry the day.

      “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

      by KingofSpades on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:55:42 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Halter is a great candidate. Good man, good spe... (2+ / 0-)
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      Christopher Walker, Swamp Cat

      Halter is a great candidate. Good man, good speaker. Plus the ElPaso & Douglas counties ruling GOP elite is starting to show their corruptions. Lots of infighting & jockeying for money & moral superiority.

      Heck, I almost have my MIL convinced to vote for Halter. Showing her Lamborn's voting record is softening her resolve that the GOP shares her concern for the soldiers & the V.A. All flags, no funding.

  •  Impressive by Bishop (4+ / 0-)

    Recchia is also doing extremely well while Grimm fades.

    “The universe is big. It’s vast and complicated and ridiculous. And sometimes, very rarely, impossible things just happen and we call them miracles.” -The Doctor

    by KingofSpades on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 01:54:18 PM PDT

  •  And in PA state senate-10 Democrats may miss a (5+ / 0-)

    chance to win the state senate. Incumbern Republican Mcilhinney is presently opposed by novice Steve Cickey, who has almost no money but won the primary. Now Rendell and others are pressuring him to quit and give the chance to Shaughnessy naughton (who lost May primary for a congressional seat. Ethically you have to give the nod to Cickey, but Naughton would have more of a chance as a suburban Phila. area woman, recognized name, and much more money than Cickey. But state Democrats apparently didn't get a bigger candidate earlier (didn't think they had a chance?).

    The Philadelphia Inquirer reports former Gov. Ed Rendell is among those urging Cickay to drop out of the race so former congressional candidate Shaughnessy Naughton can run against incumbent Republican State Senator Chuck McIlhinney. If you recall, Naughton lost in to Kevin Strouse in a close May primary.

    “I am in this for the long haul,” Cickay said Wednesday morning.

    The rumblings of discourse in the race started earlier this week and have been the talk in local political circles.

    ..... I can understand how some of her passionate supporters want her to continue after losing such a close Congressional race to Army veteran Kevin Strouse. I’m told that she was offered the opportunity to run for State Senate last fall, but declined, which then led to a divisive Congressional race. That was her judgment. After a loss, it’s sometimes hard to let go,” Cickay said in a statement sent to LevittownNow.com.

  •  Was wondering why no WA-03 report and (2+ / 0-)
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    ParkRanger, Odysseus

    then I went back and read your intro:

    Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from April 1 to June 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Tuesday night. Below is our list of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all the key races

    [emphasis added]

    Which is sort of what makes politics in this sleepy corner of blue Washington so red.

    We get all of our television politics from either Portland, Oregon broadcasters (KGW, KOIN and KATU) or from national news only on cable (MSNBC, CNN, fake news from you know who, etc).

    So politics here is never big news.

    Except when, for instance, Patty Murray brings Vice President Joe Biden around for a photo op at a National Historic site like the Fort Vancouver Historic site and museum. (2010, I took my mom, we were about eight feet away from the VP & Senator because I got us handicapped reserved seating so mom wouldn't have to stand).

    I've never seen such a crowd for a political anything in this town and I've lived here my entire life (almost 53 years now).

    I hope that we become news, however, in November when Bob Dingethal (D) wins going away from Jaime Hererra Beutler (R). I think he's going to do it. The tone in my completely unscientific grocery store polling is about 80% anti-Republican lately. They know John Boehner's name, in the grocery store. That right there is a little factoid that should make political pollsters sit up and take notice.

    When exactly was they last time average Americans knew the name of the Speaker of the House, before Nancy Pelosi (she was the first woman to be Speaker and was on TV all the damned time, hard to miss her).

    But before that? You have to go all the way back to Newt Gingrich, and they only knew that because the asshat Impeached very popular President Bill Clinton.


    "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

    by Angie in WA State on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 04:16:56 PM PDT

    •  WA-3 (7+ / 0-)

      Here is WA-3's numbers:

      Bob Dingethal: $46,546 raised. $22,370 Cash on hand

      Jaime Herrea Beutler: $249,845 raised. $879,774 Cash on hand

      Michael Delavar: $8,208 raised. $7,443 cash on hand
       

      Age 26, conservative Republican, beautiful WA Third district, WA LD-19

      by KyleinWA on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:34:23 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  I don't think we win that district until (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      MichaelNY

      one of two things happens: JHB runs for something statewide (and loses) or retires.

      We no longer ask if a man has integrity, but if he has talent. - Rousseau, Discourse on the arts and sciences

      by James Allen on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:35:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  WA-03 is a weird district (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
        Swamp Cat

        The bulk of the voters are in Clark County.

        But Clark County gets all of it's TV and Radio from Portland, Oregon broadcasters, so it's almost all only Oregon races that are covered.

        So her giant pot of cash isn't good for much besides buying signs.

        My anecdotal polling tells me that we are going to be seeing a significantly depressed Republican electorate.

        Jaime Herrera Beutler  60.4%    177,446
        Jon T. Haugen            39.6%    116,438
        Total Votes                            293,884
        In the 2012 campaign, the democrat got about 40% of the vote - but he didn't raise any money or buy a single ad or put up any signage to speak of. He did make the rounds of the local Democratic Party committees, but they did not warm to his refusal to promise to "fight on our behalf", when asked directly that by prospective voters. In fact, he failed to garner the endorsement of the WA State Democratic Party and their funding. I was his campaign manager for a while, but he wouldn't do any fund raising or allow me to organize any. He just wasn't a politician.

        Bob Dingethal on the other hand has experience in the political sphere, he is pretty good speaker and is looking like a pretty good campaigner. I'll know more when the August County Fair happens and I can see what the spread of Dem vs GOP flair is on Fairgoers.


        "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

        by Angie in WA State on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:58:59 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

        •  And has also raised absolutely nothing, just (1+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          MichaelNY

          like our 2012 candidate.

          24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

          by wwmiv on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:47:23 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  Not true, Ballotpedia.org shows: (1+ / 0-)
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            Swamp Cat

            http://ballotpedia.org/...

            Bob Dingethal (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
            Report Date Filed Beginning Balance Total contributions for reporting period Expenditures Cash on hand
            Year End January 31, 2014 $0 $8,050 $(5,223) $2,827
            April Quarterly April 10, 2014 $2,827.56 $39,345.36 $(30,102.46) $12,070.46
            Running Totals
            $47,395.36 $(35,325.46)
            He's taken in nearly $50,000 and spent the bulk of $35K in the 2nd quarter, which seems normal for here.

            Probably mostly cost of campaign staff, campaign HQ Central is just down the street from me.

            I'll be volunteering soon, and will report back on news as it becomes available.


            "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

            by Angie in WA State on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 08:40:28 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

        •  I disagree (3+ / 0-)
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          wwmiv, James Allen, MichaelNY

          "But Clark County gets all of it's TV and Radio from Portland, Oregon broadcasters, so it's almost all only Oregon races that are covered.

          So her giant pot of cash isn't good for much besides buying signs."

          In 2010 the WA-3 race was the dominate race on TV. And southwest Washington is really culturally part of Oregon and is covered in detail in the local news.

          If the race was to develop there would be plenty of opportunity for to use her large amount of money on things other than signs.

          I know you respect and like Dingethal, but he isn't known, has no money, and no attention being brought onto him. I wouldn't even remember his name if you hadn't published it and I'm a massive political junkie in WA-3.

          Age 26, conservative Republican, beautiful WA Third district, WA LD-19

          by KyleinWA on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 08:48:39 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  You are kidding, right? (0+ / 0-)
            In 2010 the WA-3 race was the dominate race on TV. And southwest Washington is really culturally part of Oregon and is covered in detail in the local news
            I was born here in Clark County. I'm 52. NO Washington State race has EVER been the dominant news on TV. Because it's OREGON television.

            We're lucky to see the chryon scroll bearing WA race results on election eve most years.

            Also, I see you are a freaking conservative Republican supporting "Romney/McKenna/Herrera Beutler what an awesome ticket for me" in the 2012 election cycle, which begs the question, why do you hang out here at Daily Kos?


            "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

            by Angie in WA State on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 08:50:28 AM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  he hangs out only on Daily Kos Elections (2+ / 0-)
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              Avedee, MichaelNY

              which, because it was originally the Swing State Project, which had some of a diverse following, is still welcome to Republicans who aren't trolls. KyleinWA is one of the nicest people on Daily Kos Elections, period.

              And I was doing political work in Portland during the 2010 race. I wouldn't say WA-03 dominated the media, but it was definitely present. I didn't watch a lot of TV then but I saw a lot of her ads.

              We no longer ask if a man has integrity, but if he has talent. - Rousseau, Discourse on the arts and sciences

              by James Allen on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:34:48 AM PDT

              [ Parent ]

            •  To elaborate on James' remark (0+ / 0-)

              DKE is mostly about process - the how and why of political campaigns and elections. Some of us think that having Republicans take part helps keep this sub-site reality-focused and makes it less of an echo chamber. I hold that view, myself. Most of our Republican former members from SSP days are now on Red Racing Horses and rarely if ever come around here anymore; most of us are happy to have those who still do. I would further say that the Republicans who take part here do disagree politically with me but are without exception sincere people of good will, and that counts for a lot, if you ask me.

              Formerly Pan on Swing State Project

              by MichaelNY on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 08:06:10 PM PDT

              [ Parent ]

        •  That is interesting (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          MichaelNY, Swamp Cat

          "I was his campaign manager for a while, but he wouldn't do any fund raising or allow me to organize any. He just wasn't a politician."

          That must have still been an interesting job! Is working for campaigns something you commonly do?

          Age 26, conservative Republican, beautiful WA Third district, WA LD-19

          by KyleinWA on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 09:13:26 PM PDT

          [ Parent ]

          •  I would imagine the answer to the latter question (0+ / 0-)

            is no.

            24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

            by wwmiv on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 09:18:48 PM PDT

            [ Parent ]

            •  Uh, thanks for answering for me (1+ / 0-)
              Recommended by:
              MichaelNY

              but you would be wrong.

              I've worked on and for a number of campaigns over 30 years.

              My highest 'job' being Campaign Chair 49th LD for Dean for America in 2003/2004.

              How about you?


              "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

              by Angie in WA State on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:51:51 AM PDT

              [ Parent ]

              •  I don't apologize (1+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                MichaelNY

                Anyone who believes that nearly 50k is an impressive fundraising haul which will make someone competitive in a congressional district against an incumbent in a district which generically leans toward that incumbent's party in an election cycle which will either be neutral or narrowly lean toward one party or the other cannot have ever had any serious political job.

                As for myself, I do compliance -- I make sure that the money congressional clients (read: currently elected officials, with competent well-funded campaigns) raise is legal. I'm leaving that job, however, to pursue a Ph.D. in political science.

                24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

                by wwmiv on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 10:35:25 AM PDT

                [ Parent ]

                •  I didn't say it was "impressive" (0+ / 0-)

                  I was responding to your post where you say:

                  And has also raised absolutely nothing, just like our 2012 candidate.
                  Compared to Beutler's warchest, yes it's small.

                  But it's not nothing.

                  Thanks for helping make the case for Money is All that Matter in politics. Your ideas are why Democrats lose so often, people just read about donation numbers and NO ONE wants to canvass - which is the way to reach real voters in the district.

                  We need to turn the US House Blue. John Boehner is a tool of the moneyed interests keeping millions of future Democratic voters without a vote on S 744 for nearly a year now.

                  How do you expect to turn out voters this november, wave fundraising totals at them? Because that is a sure way to turn off people we need to be energized.


                  "I like paying taxes...with them, I buy Civilization"

                  by Angie in WA State on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 11:42:11 AM PDT

                  [ Parent ]

                  •  ... (1+ / 0-)
                    Recommended by:
                    MichaelNY

                    money does matter in politics, whether you like it or not.

                    Money is how you get good people to canvass.
                    Money is how you get good people to phone bank.
                    Money is how you get paid media, whether television, radio, direct mail, etc.
                    Money is how you tailor your message, through consultants that devise your paid media, your scripts in canvassing and phone banking, etc.

                    Money is how you win.

                    Money is all that matters in politics, fundamentally.

                    50k is enough to keep about 2 paid staffers permanently on staff , and is not enough to pay for a series of competent field organizers to engineer a good field program of canvassers and phone bankers let alone enough to functionally compete in paid media. 50k is chump change that a good fundraising staff could get in two - maybe three - good events alone. In a district like this, which is in the Portland media market, you need to raise at least 400k per quarter to remain competitive, not 50k.

                    24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

                    by wwmiv on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 12:30:55 PM PDT

                    [ Parent ]

              •  Also (1+ / 0-)
                Recommended by:
                MichaelNY

                The fact that you answered with "'job'" (in single quotes) rather than any actual job means the answer to Kyle's question is "no". A campaign chair position is an honorary title that comes with minimal actual responsibility that is meant to get locals involved in a campaign.

                When someone asks if you work in politics, they're asking if you've had a professionalized paid staff position with a campaign, a rigorous consultant gig with serious clients (or own, or are a partner in, a firm therein), or work for someone else's consulting firm.

                Have you had any of those three things?

                24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

                by wwmiv on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 12:35:25 PM PDT

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    •  Jaime Herrera Beutler is going to demolish her Dem (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      MichaelNY

      opponent.

      24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:46:52 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  NC 06 - Laura Fjeld is a awesome AND.... (4+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, bear83, ParkRanger, Cadillac64

    the winner of the Republican nomination is a tea-baggie and many in this district didn't care for that.  Check this:

    http://www.laurafornc.com/...

    Laura is on top of pointing out the crazee!  We need more!

    If you feel inclined, give.

    Someone once asked me why do you always insist on taking the hard road? and I replied why do you assume I see two roads?

    by funluvn1 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 04:24:01 PM PDT

  •  IL-17 appears to be missing (2+ / 0-)
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    James Allen, Odysseus

    I'm also curious why you included KS-02, but not KS-03 where we have a former Johnson County st. senator running. I probably wouldn't have included either since they're widely considered Safe R, but I don't see how have a better shot at the 2nd.

    •  if OR-04 and -05 are there (1+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY

      then every potentially competitive race should be. Neither of those is currently competitive, to be certain.

      We no longer ask if a man has integrity, but if he has talent. - Rousseau, Discourse on the arts and sciences

      by James Allen on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:38:24 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  IL-17 was mistakenly left out (2+ / 0-)
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      MichaelNY, Stephen Wolf

      I've fixed it. Thanks for catching!

      As for KS-02/03: We've mentioned Wakefield in the Daily Digest before and she's constantly raised six figures so she gets a place, even though it's hard to see that race going anywhere.

      Contributing Editor, Daily Kos Elections. 24, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-02 (resident).

      by Jeff Singer on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:57:44 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  For VA district 10 (4+ / 0-)

    It looks like John Faust is pretty well positioned against Barbara Comstock (vaginal probe enthusiast), w/ 3x the cash on hand. It's a race to watch, for sure. By some measures the richest congressional district in the nation.

    You will not be punished for your anger. You will be punished by your anger.

    by mstep on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 04:30:36 PM PDT

    •  2x (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      MichaelNY

      24 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:49:14 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Foust for VA-10 (2+ / 0-)
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      Swamp Cat, MichaelNY

      I have no idea if he's effective in person, but his campaign staff are on it, by e-mail and snail mail tin cup letters. I hear from that campaign about twice a week, and I've never lived anywhere near there, or even in the state. (I'm guessing they target me because I've been a consistent supporter of Va state senator Chap Petersen and former state assemblyman David Englin.)

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

      by Christopher Walker on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 09:16:25 AM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Do you suppose that North Dakotans simply (0+ / 0-)

    don't file reports?  No info from either the Rep or Dem running for Congress there.  What's up with that?

    The good we secure for ourselves is precarious and uncertain, is floating in mid-air, until it is secured for all of us and incorporated into our common life. Jane Addams

    by Alice Olson on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 05:10:33 PM PDT

  •  Andrew Romanoff (4+ / 0-)

    out paces everyone in fundraising, including Patrick Murphy. CO-06 is certainly the marquee race of the cycle, I think. My gut tells me that Coffman is just too conservative to win such a moderate to Dem leaning district, but its going to be close.

    Elsewhere, California Republicans are in dire straights pretty much everywhere but DeMaio. Their touted candidates in CA-07 and CA-36 that should be top tier races for them, have an 8:1 cash disadvantage to their Democratic opponents, and even Brownley has a big advantage.

    "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

    by ArkDem14 on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 06:46:36 PM PDT

  •  MI (2+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY, Swamp Cat

    Some surprises for me include how much Benishek has recovered in MI-1, and how well both Byrnes and Walberg are doing in MI-7.  In MI-1, Cannon is already better off financially than Gary McDowell was this time in 2012, but someone is pouring money into Benishek's account, and I'm going to try and find out where all that money is coming from.  It seems the national Republicans aren't going to take either of these races for granted realizing that these are very serious challenges.  

    In my home district of MI-8, I see my feeling is right that if McMillin wins, this could be very close.

    Don't Blame Me, I Voted for Kodos.

    by MetroGnome on Wed Jul 16, 2014 at 07:17:12 PM PDT

  •  There are good numbers (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    James Allen

    It seems at this point that both sides are replacing UT-04 and NC-07 by CA-31 and NY-11 without a fight.

    Taking this into account, in the Defensive side, the numbers are good.  The weakest points can be MN-08 and NY-21. If the Republicans want to win more than two seats from the Democratic Party, they will require outside money, that is likely to go to the senate races and to their deffensive gubernatorial and house races.

    Weaker numbers for the Democratic challengers, but still the Republicans have about 10 headaches that can require their outside money. They did not a good work fixing their fundraising troubles this quarter.

  •  Do a map of states re those lacking proper ID (0+ / 0-)

    Or maybe I can learn how to do one. I saw a graph by Mother Jones that indicated roughly 20% of certain types of voters do not have valid ID  to allow them to vote in 2012. AARP says the same thing. Many of these people have given up on the process, which, of course, is exactly what the GOP wants them to do.
    What the DCCC needs to do is spend a considerable amount of money getting all people registered, ID's and even transported to vote, where necessary.
    If they actually want Democrats to win, that is.
    All the information in the world on issues means nothing if people cannot or will not vote.
    It is the #1 reason the GOP hangs on to the House and screws up the Senate, yet the DCCC does nothing substantial to change things.

    In 2010-37% of eligible American voters voted for their U.S. Reps. (Census) The 1% is not taking this country from us. We are giving it to them.

    by Incredulousinusa on Sat Jul 26, 2014 at 07:41:38 AM PDT

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