Hotline's Q3 House Fundraising Chart

More than 90 GOP incumbents were outraised, and 65 Democratic candidates raised at least $1 million.

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Ally Mutnick
Oct. 16, 2018, 11:22 a.m.

ere is Hotline's fundraising chart for the third quarter of 2018, the last full quarter before the midterms. We've got a comprehensive view of the unprecedentedly successful quarter for House Democrats, who raised millions in small-dollar donations. Here are the important top-lines from the period, which spanned July 1 to Sept. 30:

We found 92 GOP incumbents outraised last quarter. They are listed in alphabetical order by state, with members in safe seats at the end: Don Young (AK-AL), French Hill (AR-02), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Tom McClintock (CA-04), Jeff Denham (CA-10), David Valadao (CA-21), Devin Nunes (CA-22), Steve Knight (CA-25), Mimi Walters (CA-45), Dana Rohrabacher (CA-48), Duncan Hunter (CA-50), Scott Tipton (CO-03), Mike Coffman (CO-06), Vern Buchanan (FL-16), Brian Mast (FL-18), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Karen Handel (GA-06), Rob Woodall (GA-07), Rod Blum (IA-01), David Young (IA-03), Steve King (IA-04), Peter Roskam (IL-06), Mike Bost (IL-12), Rodney Davis (IL-13), Randy Hultgren (IL-14), Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Kevin Yoder (KS-03), Andy Barr (KY-06), Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), Tim Walberg (MI-07), Mike Bishop (MI-08), Jason Lewis (MN-02), Erik Paulsen (MN-03), Ann Wagner (MO-02), Greg Gianforte (MT-AL), Ted Budd (NC-13), Don Bacon (NE-02), Tom MacArthur (NJ-03), Leonard Lance (NJ-07), Lee Zeldin (NY-01), Pete King (NY-02), Dan Donovan (NY-11), John Faso (NY-19), Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Claudia Tenney (NY-22), Tom Reed (NY-23), John Katko (NY-24), Chris Collins (NY-27), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Mike Turner (OH-10), Troy Balderson (OH-12), Dave Joyce (OH-14), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Scott Perry (PA-10), Mike Kelly (PA-16), John Culberson (TX-07), Pete Olson (TX-22), Will Hurd (TX-23), John Carter (TX-31), Pete Sessions (TX-32), Scott Taylor (VA-02), Dave Brat (VA-07), Barbara Comstock (VA-10), Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05), Glenn Grothman (WI-06), Mo Brooks (AL-05), Paul Gosar (AZ-04), Doug LaMalfa (CA-01), Ken Buck (CO-04), Doug Lamborn (CO-05), Jim Banks (IN-03), Trey Hollingsworth (IN-09), Ron Estes (KS-04), Clay Higgins (LA-03), Andy Harris (MD-01), Jack Bergman (MI-01), Bill Huizenga (MI-02), Justin Amash (MI-03), David Rouzer (NC-07), Chris Smith (NJ-04), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Steve Russell (OK-05), Lloyd Smucker (PA-11), Phil Roe (TN-01), Scott DesJarlais (TN-04), Brian Babin (TX-36), Rob Wittman (VA-01), Morgan Griffith (VA-09), and Jim Sensenbrenner (WI-05).

Only a few Democratic incumbents were outraised: Reps. Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Maxine Waters (CA-43), Jim Costa (CA-16), Salud Carbajal (CA-24), and John Yarmuth (KY-03).

And 68 GOP incumbents were outspent by a challenger in Q3. Some of this data will be skewed by state thats held primaries last quarter, as those tend to drive up spending. (Alaska, Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington State, Wisconsin and Wyoming had primaries in the last three months.) But the big picture is indicative of the large amounts Democrats dropped to go up on the air, sometimes before Labor Day. The incumbents: Gibbs, Brooks, Lesko, Carter, Norman, Balderson, Rohrabacher, Lance, Fitzpatrick, Grothman, Hunter, DesJarlais, Brat, Hollingsworth, Donovan, Faso, McClintock, King, Denham, Griffith, Hultgren, Bishop, Sessions, Buck, Lewis, Babin, Valadao, Russell, Budd, Blum, Joyce, MacArthur, Waters, Smith, Poliquin, Tenney, Young, Knight, Perry, Young, LaMalfa, Coffman, Chabot, Bacon, Culberson, Bost, Walberg, Mast, Diaz-Balart, Paulsen, Herrera Beutler, Woodall, Zeldin, McMorris Rodgers, Davis, Lamborn, Curbelo, Jordan, Taylor, Yoder, Hill, Roskam, Harris, Walorski, and Reps. Mike Rogers (AL-03), Roger Williams (TX-25), Dan Newhouse (WA-04), Alan LaPolice (KS-01).

Meanwhile, 65 House Democratic candidates raised $1 million more in Q3. Of that number, 20 raised between $2 million and $3 million, and 12 raised more than $3 million. Just two Republican candidates raised more than $1 million. (Asterisks denote self-funders.) The $3 million club: Danny O’Connor in OH-12, David Trone* in MD-06, Gil Cisneros* in CA-39, Scott Wallace* in PA-01, Andrew Janz in CA-22, Katie Hill in CA-25, Antonio Delgado in NY-19, Kim Schrier in WA-08, Amy McGrath in KY-06, Abigail Spanberger in VA-07, Josh Harder in CA-10 and Harley Rouda in CA-48.

Democrats continue to dominate fundraising in open-seat races. Of the 28 open-seat races deemed competitive by the Cook Political Report, Democratic candidates outraised Republicans in all but two races: CA-39, FL-27, KS-02, MN-01, MN-08, NM-02, NC-09, WA-08, AZ-02, CA-49, MI-11, NV-03, NV-04, NJ-11, PA-07, FL-15, SC-01, VA-05, WV-03, WI-01, NH-01, NJ-02, PA-06, FL-06, TX-21, and PA-05. Republicans led in TX-02 and PA-14.

At the end of September, some 32 Republicans trailed a Democratic opponent in cash-on-hand. This number is somewhat meaningless two weeks later, but still worth nothing: Rep. Mia Love (UT-04), Knight, Donovan, King, Smucker, Gianforte, Rohrabacher, Hunter, Balderson, Taylor, Holding, Hultgren, Lewis, Comstock, Culberson, Woodall, Olson, Bishop, McClintock, Herrera Beutler, Barr, Banks, Chabot, Faso, Coffman, Brat, Budd, MacArthur, Fitzpatrick, Tenney and Young.

Check out our full chart below. The set-up mirrors our second-quarter fundraising chart, and is organized by the Cook Political Report's current House race ratings. A district number highlighted in yellow indicates an outraised incumbent. Three asterisks indicates a challenger has more cash on hand than the incumbent.


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