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Swing-seat freshman Democrats raised a collective $24 million in the second quarter of 2019

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https://www.nationaljournal.com/s/680169?unlock=7374M4I508C3PZUD

"In total, 33 freshman Democrats raised at least $500,000 from April to June, more than twice the number who crossed that threshold in the first quarter, according to National Journal analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. And 23 of them began July with $900,000 or more in the bank. For comparison, just five of the 30 Republican incumbents who lost to Democrats last cycle raised more than half a million in the second quarter of 2017. The DCCC itself has also proved popular with small-dollar donors and has consistently bested its Republican counterpart in monthly fundraising. The committee brought in $29.2 million in the past three months, more than any Democratic presidential candidate."

"Roughly a dozen Republican challengers also brought in $400,000, though nearly all of them failed to keep pace with the freshman members."

"Top Republican recruits—including Wesley Hunt, an Army veteran running in suburban Houston, Michelle Steel, an Orange County supervisor, and Tom Kean Jr., New Jersey’s state Senate minority leader—all raised more than $500,000. None surpassed the members they hope to oust. The National Republican Congressional Committee still had slightly more in the bank at the end of May, but its resources could be stretched thin by Democratic offensive plays."

"At least six Republican incumbents were out-raised by a Democratic challenger last quarter: Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois; Pete Olson of Texas; Tom McClintock and Paul Cook of California; David Schweikert of Arizona; and Denver Riggleman of Virginia. The latter two also trailed their challengers in cash on hand. (Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who is under federal indictment for misuse of campaign funds, had not filed his report by Tuesday morning. His opponent, Ammar Campa-Najjar, raised $382,000.)"

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