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Q2: 33 No Corporate PAC Candidates Outraise Incumbent Opponents, 14 Announce Million-Dollar-Plus Hauls

Jul 16, 2018

58 percent of all Democratic House challengers who outraised their opponents reject corporate PAC money

In the second quarter of 2018, 32 no corporate PAC candidates outraised their GOP incumbent opponents. Additionally, at least 14 House challengers rejecting corporate PAC money have announced million-dollar-plus hauls in Q2. As Politico noted, “there is no historical parallel to this class of seven-figure fundraisers” and attributed the success to the “…huge energy in the Democratic base.”

House challengers who reject corporate PAC money and outraised their incumbent opponents in Q2:

CA-10: Josh Harder

CA-21: TJ Cox

CA-25: Katie Hill

CA-45: Katie Porter

CA-48: Harley Rouda*

CA-50: Ammar Campa-Najjar

CO-06: Jason Crow

GA-07: Carolyn Bourdeaux

IA-03: Cindy Axne

IA:04: J.D. Scholten*

IN-02: Mel Hall

IN-09: Liz Watson

ME-02: Jared Golden

MI-08: Elissa Slotkin*

MO-02: Cort VanOstran

NC-13: Kathy Manning*

NJ-03: Andy Kim*

NJ-04: Josh Welle

NJ-07: Tom Malinowski*

NY-11: Max Rose*

NY-19: Antonio Delgado

NY-22: Anthony Brindisi*

OH-01: Aftab Pureval

OH-07: Ken Harbaugh

OH-15: Rick Neal

PA-01: Scott Wallace*

TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones

TX-31: MJ Hegar*

TX-32: Colin Allred

VA-02: Elaine Luria

VA-07: Abigail Spanberger

WI-06: Dan Kohl*

* Indicates candidates who have more cash on hand than incumbent opponent

House challengers who reject corporate PAC money and raised more than a million dollars in Q2:

CA-10: Josh Harder $1.2 million

CA-22: Andrew Janz $1.4 million

CA-25: Katie Hill $1.3 million

CA-45: Katie Porter $1 million

CA-48: Harley Rouda $1.4 million

CA-49: Mike Levin $1 million

CO-06: Jason Crow $1 million

MI-08: Elissa Slotkin $1.1 million

NJ-03: Andy Kim $1 million

NJ-07: Tom Malinowski $1.3 million

TX-23: Gina Ortiz Jones $1.2 million

TX-31: MJ Hegar $1.1 million

TX-32: Colin Allred $1.1 million

WI-01: Randy Bryce $1.2 million

So far this cycle, ECU, a grassroots funded political action committee with an average contribution of $14, has contributed $1 million to endorsed candidates and raised $5 million in small-dollar donations directly for their campaigns.


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