BATTLE FOR THE SENATE | AZ-sen

Senate Dems’ Fundraising Far Outpaces GOP’s

McSally was the only Republican in a battleground state to raise more than $1 million.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 2, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

“Senate Republican incumbents and challengers posted lackluster fundraising hauls for the final quarter of 2017, an issue that could complicate the party’s ability to take advantage of a favorable map.”

“For the 2018 election cycle, the average Democratic incumbent raised $2.1 million in the fourth quarter, with an average of $7.75 million cash on hand. Meanwhile, the average GOP challenger raised $746,000 in the fourth quarter, and has an average of $1.05 million cash on hand.”

“This year, the average Democratic incumbent running for reelection had raised more and had more in the bank than the average Republican incumbent had at this point in the 2016 cycle. Meanwhile, the average Republican challenger had raised less than comparable challengers in the 2016 cycle, and had less on hand than comparable challengers in the 2014 cycle.”

“In this cycle,” Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ 02) “was the only Republican running in a key battleground state to raise more than $1 million last quarter, though she hadn’t yet made her Senate bid official at the time. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 09), meanwhile, raised $1.6 million.” (The Hill)

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