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Democratic Incumbents in Trump States Outraised Republican Challengers

Dems in 10 Trump states had $71.3M in the bank compared to 24 Republicans challengers that had nearly $20M combined.

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Nia Prater
Feb. 9, 2018, 11:07 a.m.

Democratic incumbents in 10 states won by President Trump significantly outraised their Republican challengers.

Democrats in Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and West Virginia raised $19.9 million total during the final three months of 2017 while the 24 Republicans running in primaries to oppose them raised $6.6 million.

This resulted in Republicans having nearly $20 million in the bank for their various campaigns while Democrats all together had $71.3 million, almost 4 times more.

Michael Malbin, the executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute, believes that Democrats in Trump states “are running scared,” and explained the vast fundraising difference saying, “incumbents as a group always raise more than challengers as a group and endangered incumbents raise much more.” (Bloomberg)

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