The Congressional Leadership Fund raised $51 million in Q2, which is more than the super PAC raised in the entire 2016 cycle. It ended June with with $71 million in cash on hand. (Hotline reporting)
FL-07: Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D) raised $550,000 in the second quarter and ended with $1.6 million cash on hand. (release)
FL-25: Former Circuit Court Judge Mary Barzee Flores (D) announced raising $450,000 for her run against Rep. Maria Diaz-Balart (R). (Politico)
FL-26: Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R) raised $785,000 and ended with $2.6 million. “Curbelo's campaign said the quarterly haul is a record amount and he has about $500,000 more to spend than he did at this point in the 2016 election cycle.” (Miami Herald) Meanwhile, 2016 state Senate candidate Debbie Mucarsel-Powell’s (D) campaign said it raised at least $700,000. (Politico)
FL-27: Former University of Miami President Donna Shalala (D) will report raising $770,000 last quarter. (Politico)
MO-02: Army veteran Cort VanOstran (D) raised more than $300,000 in the second quarter for his run against Rep. Ann Wagner (R). He ended with $540,000 in the bank. (release)
WA-05: Former state Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown (D) raised $930,000 in the second quarter from more than 10,000 donors. Nearly 60 percent came from those who live inside the district. Brown is challenging Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R). (release)
WI-01: University of Wisconsin Regent Bryan Steil announced raising more than $650,000 in just over two months. His campaign had more than $615,000 in cash on hand for his bid to replace Speaker Paul Ryan. The primary is Aug. 14. (WEAU)
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