It wasn’t that long ago when raising over $1 million for an entire congressional campaign was a major accomplishment, but now candidates are reaching this plateau in a mere three-month quarter. The new 2nd Quarter Federal Election Commission campaign disclosure reports are in the public domain, and it appears 24 US House incumbents and candidates raised over $1 million in the preceding quarter alone. Surprisingly, of the 24, most were challengers as 14 Democratic candidates topped $1 million in receipts. While they may have outraised their Republican opponents, eight of the 14 Democratic challengers have considerably less than their GOP counterpart in the cash-on-hand column, however.
All totaled, 17 Democrats and seven Republicans exceeded $1 million in fundraising from April through June. No one did better than Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), however. He raised over $4.8 million during this period, and has more than $6.1 million in the bank. Four of these most prolific fundraising candidates are from New Jersey and six from California, where both states always host expensive political campaigns.
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