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Fundraising Winners And Losers

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National Journal
Josh Kraushaar
Oct. 16, 2013, 7:40 a.m.

Today’s Hot­line fea­tures our quarterly fun­drais­ing run­down. For a sampling, here are our win­ners and losers:

— On the Sen­ate side, Al­is­on Lun­der­gan Grimes proved her fun­drais­ing po­ten­tial, bring­ing in $2.5M and out­rais­ing the Sen­ate Minor­ity Lead­er. Arkan­sas Rep. Tom Cot­ton (R) matched Sen. Mark Pry­or (D) in his first quarter as a Sen­ate can­did­ate. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) con­tin­ues to im­press, more than doub­ling GOP chal­lenger Thom Tillis‘ haul. Demo­crat Michelle Nunn‘s name paid di­vidends, out­rais­ing all of her chal­lengers in the Geor­gia Sen­ate race. In Michigan, Terri Lynn Land (R) beat ex­pect­a­tions, rais­ing $1.05 mil­lion and out­dis­tan­cing Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI).

— Oth­ers fell short of ex­pect­a­tions. Rep. Bill Cas­sidy‘s (R-LA) fun­drais­ing dropped off con­sid­er­ably, rais­ing just $700,000 after bring­ing in $1.1 mil­lion in the second quarter. Con­ser­vat­ive con­gress­men Paul Broun and Phil Gin­grey couldn’t even hit $300K in Geor­gia; neither could Kar­en Han­del. Sen. Mi­chael En­zi (R-WY) was out­raised by Liz Cheney (R), even though her $1M haul was or­din­ary giv­en her fam­ily con­nec­tions. Sen. Mark Be­gich (D-AK) hasn’t re­leased his num­bers yet, of­ten a troub­ling sign.

— House win­ners in­clude: Rep. Tom Reed (R-NY), newly-tar­geted by Dems, raised an im­press­ive $550K. Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-FL) topped $500K, while his GOP rivals raised little. Re­pub­lic­an Mia Love raised more than Rep. Jim Math­eson (D-UT) for the second straight quarter. Both Rep. Mike Coff­man (R-CO) and Dem chal­lenger An­drew Ro­man­off (D) are among their party’s fun­drais­ing standouts. Gwen Gra­ham brought in nearly $500K against Rep. Steve South­er­land (R-FL).

On the down­side, Rep. John Tier­ney (D-MA) was out­raised by his primary op­pon­ent. So was Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), by a huge mar­gin. Des­pite rep­res­ent­ing swing seats, Reps. Frank Lo­Bi­ondo (R-NJ) and Jon Run­yan (R-NJ) barely topped $100K. Dav­id Rouzer, Rep. Mike McIntyre‘s (D-NC) op­pon­ent, only raised $91K. Kev­in Strouse, Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick‘s (R-PA) hyped Dem chal­lenger, brought in only $151K. And ex­pect to hear re­tire­ment ru­mors from Rep. Buck McK­eon (R-CA), out­raised by his second-time Dem chal­lenger, and Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA), who only brought in $40K.

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