16 Democratic Congressional hopefuls have outraised the incumbent Republicans they're challenging

12-term Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen [R-NJ] raised $157k last quarter, while two of the Democrats who're challenging him in 2018, former Navy pilot Mikie Sherrill and family advocate Tamara Harris both outraised him by big margins -- $498,000 for Sherrill!



30% of the Congressional Republicans who are up for re-election in 2018 were outraised by their Democratic challengers in Q3 2017, which is traditionally a slow fundraising season (on the other hand, first-quarter fundraising by new candidates often gets a bump from "love money" from friends and family and then can fall off).

The margins are often huge -- double or triple -- and many of the challengers are Sandersite progressives. If the Dems flip 24 seats in 2018, the Republicans will lose control of the House.

In Virginia’s 5th District, another Likely Republican race, freshman GOP Rep. Tom Garrett raised just $92,000. Democrat Roger Dean Huffstetler raised more than three times as much, posting $302,000 in the third quarter. Huffstetler ended the quarter with five times as much money in the bank.

Garrett raised even less during the second quarter, bringing in just $43,000, compared to Huffstetler’s $345,000. The congressman raised $79,000 during the first quarter, before Huffstetler entered the race.

Kentucky Democrat Amy McGrath’s viral campaign videos may have helped the first-time candidate more than double what three-term Republican Rep. Andy Barr raised. During her first full quarter, McGrath raised $772,000 compared to Barr’s $300,000. Inside Elections rates the 6th District race Leans Republican.

New York Democrat Anthony Brindisi raised nearly twice what freshman GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney raised in the 22nd District. Brindisi, also in his first full quarter, raised $413,000. Tenney only raised $213,000 — less than the $305,000 she raised during the previous quarter.

Meet the Challengers Who Outraised House Incumbents
[Bridget Bowman/Roll Call]

(via Naked Capitalism)

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