Yesterday was the deadline for House and Senate campaigns to file their fundraising reports for the second quarter of 2007. Like we did for the first quarter, we've amassed a list of noteworthy fundraising numbers for House incumbents and challengers. While this list is seriously mega, it is not meant to be comprehensive. If we've missed anything, please post the numbers in the comments. And remember: these numbers are adjusted for rounding.
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A few quick notes:
Republican challengers who outraised Democratic incumbents: Jim Ryun (KS-02) and Andrew Saul (NY-19).
Democratic challengers who outraised Republican incumbents: Charlie Brown (CA-04), Russ Warner (CA-26), Jim Himes (CT-04), Michael Montagano (IN-03), Frank Kratovil (MD-01), Andrew Duck (MD-06), David Nacht (MI-07), Kay Barnes (MO-06), Eric Massa (NY-29), Vic Wulsin & Steve Black (OH-02), John Boccieri (OH-16), Darcy Burner (WA-08). Go Team Blue!
Republican incumbents who were out-raised by other Republicans: Wayne Gilchrest (MD-01), Jean Schmidt (OH-02) and Ralph Regula (OH-16).
Democratic incumbents who were out-raised by other Democrats: Steve Cohen (TN-09).
Anatomy of a Dud: Sean Sullivan, just a few months ago, was a highly touted Republican recruiting coup in Connecticut against freshman Rep. Joe Courtney. As the former commander of the Groton naval base, he could conceivably have some appeal in the district, where Groton holds a special mystique. However, after three full months of campaigning, Sullivan has only $31K raised and $14K on hand to show for it. According to The Politico, Republicans in Washington are plenty furious at his "disastrous" fundraising pace, and he's now persona non grata in DC. Meanwhile, back at the ranch, Courtney is on pace to amass $1 million before the year is over. I love it.
NY-20 and PA-08: Before today, the talk was all about how impressive Mark Kirk's (R-IL) fundraising pace is. Leave it to Kirsten Gillibrand and Pat Murphy to blow his take out of the water. Gillibrand raised a massive $707K, and Murphy collected over $750K. Gillibrand's tally sure makes the not-insignificant fundraising reports of challengers Sandy Treadwell and Richard Wager, well, a little less significant. And you've gotta believe that Murphy's staggering figure is going to give any would-be challenger a serious pause.
AZ-01 and CA-04: Rick Renzi's and John Doolittle's incredible shrinking cash-on-hand figures sure look like ominous signs for the embattled incumbents.
WV-02: Can someone please tell John Unger to file his July quarterly report? At the time of writing this, I cannot find Unger's report in the FEC database. Inquiring minds want to know how much support he's attracting.
Take a look at the CoH figures for most of these potentially vulnerable Republican incumbents. The thing that you should note is that very few of them are bigger than $1 million. I suspect that that is the lingering effect of 2006: many of these incumbents, realizing that it was a wave year, dumped all or most of their warchests on ensuring their re-election. Yet another blow to the traditional Republican money advantage.
UPDATE: Unger's report is in. Less than $27K raised, but this isn't a Sean Sullivan-type report since Unger only officially filed for the race around the end of the quarter. He'll have to make a good showing in the third quarter, though.