Quarterly fundraising reports for federal candidates, covering the period from July 1 to Sept. 30, were due at the Federal Elections Commission on Oct. 15 at midnight. Below is our chart of fundraising numbers for House candidates in all key races this cycle. (Click here for our companion chart for the Senate.) That includes, among others:
- Races we expect to be competitive in next year's general elections
- Open seats in otherwise safe districts with contested primaries
- Under-the-radar contests where a candidate raised an unexpectedly high sum
- Incumbents who might face a credible primary challenge
As always, all numbers are in thousands. The chart, and an explanation of each column, can be found 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.
- "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.
- "Raised CTD" indicates how much a candidate has raised for the election cycle-to-date as of the end of the quarter. This figure does not include self-funding or loans.
- "Spent" is the amount of money the campaign has spent during the quarter.
- "CoH" stands for total cash-on-hand the campaign has available at the end of the quarter.
You can access our spreadsheet directly here. If you click through, you'll see two additional columns on the right-hand side:
- "Self Fund CTD" is the amount of direct contributions a candidate has made to his or her own campaign for the election cycle-to-date. This number, if any, is not counted in the "Raised CTD" column.
- "Transfers" is the amount of 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 check out our roundups for previous quarters: 1Q 2017 | 2Q 2017.