The Daily Kos Elections site tabulated the 4th Quarter 2019 candidate fundraising results now that the numbers have been made public. The organization completes this process once the figures are made available. Including all Senate incumbents, even those who are not on the ballot, Democrats outraised Republicans $55 million to $49 million. Once again, the leading fundraiser was Arizona Democratic candidate Mark Kelly, a retired astronaut, who pulled in an additional $6.2 million. His Republican opponent, appointed Sen. Martha McSally, also did well with $3.9 million for her own quarter. Mr. Kelly has a wide $13.7 million to $7.7 million cash-on-hand advantage.
The top Republican Senate challenger is Michigan’s John James who reported raising $3.5 million as compared to incumbent Sen. Gary Peters’ (D) $2.5 million during the same period. In any event, with such large numbers in fundraising, all major Senate candidates will have the resources to communicate their respective messages.
Daily Kos Elections also tabulated the House financial numbers. The leading fundraiser for the quarter is Michigan freshman Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly/Lansing) with $1.3 million raised. Reps. Max Rose (D-NY) and Katie Porter (D-CA) were a close second and third with $1.2 million and $1 million raised in the 4th Quarter, respectively.
Overall, Democrats dominated House fundraising with an aggregate $105 million for the quarter as compared to $82 million for Republicans. Democratic freshmen in Trump districts were particularly productive with most of those enjoying huge dollar margins over their eventual Republican opponents.
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