Candidates filed year-end 2014 fundraising reports with the FEC on Saturday, showing their fundraising totals and total cash on hand from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31.
Below are the fundraising totals for candidates — or potential candidates — in all the races the Cook Political Report considers toss-ups, lean Republican, or lean Democratic.
AZ-01: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D) raised $18,943 and had $87,619 cash on hand.
AZ-02: Rep. Martha McSally (R) raised $147,708 and had $394,303 cash on hand.
CA-07: Rep. Ami Bera (D) raised $7,498 and had $152,506 cash on hand.
CA-10: Rep. Jeff Denham (D) raised $16,220 and had more than $1.1 million cash on hand.
CA-21: Rep. David Valadao (R) raised $25 and had $87,286 cash on hand.
CO-06: Rep. Mike Coffman (R) raised $24,400 and had $11,812 cash on hand.
FL-02: Rep. Gwen Graham (D) raised $5,524 and had $32,366 cash on hand.
FL-26: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) raised $54,001 and had $10,280 cash on hand.
IA-01: Rep. Rod Blum (R) raised $11,173 and had $44,558 cash on hand. Cedar Falls Councilwoman Monica Vernon (D) has announced she will run, but did not have a campaign committee open at the end of last year.
IA-03: Rep. David Young (R) raised $28,750 and had $19,702 cash on hand.
IL-10: Rep. Bob Dold (R) raised $250,328 and had $191,656 cash on hand. Former Rep. Brad Schneider (D), who has said he is considering running again, did not raise any money and reported having $2,467 cash on hand.
MN-07: Rep. Collin Peterson (D) raised $100 and had $43,537.
MN-08: Rep. Rick Nolan (D) raised $2,645 and had $26,663.
NE-02: Rep. Brad Ashford (D) raised $69,619 and had $15,489 cash on hand.
NH-01: Rep. Frank Guinta (R) raised $17,225 and had $18,774 cash on hand. Former Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D), who has been mentioned as a possible comeback in 2016, raised $2,040 and had $19,296 cash on hand.
NJ-03: Rep. Tom MacArthur (R) raised $15,314 and had $4,385 cash on hand.
NV-03: Rep. Joe Heck (R) raised $2,525 and had $736,868 cash on hand.
NY-01: Rep. Lee Zeldin (R) raised $59,440 and had $46,808 cash on hand.
NY-24: Rep. John Katko (R) raised $11,800 and had $13,018 cash on hand.
TX-23: Rep. Will Hurd (R) raised $59,092 and had $78,265 cash on hand. Rep. Pete Gallego (D), who has also been mentioned as having a chance at a comeback, did not raise any money but had $28,865 cash on hand.
VA-04: Rep. Randy Forbes (R) raised $6,950 and had $539,432 cash on hand. (Hotline reporting)
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