My mail is full of fundraising ads for Democrats EVERYDAY….
Seems like Democrats ARE serious about the midterms….
An unusually large number of House Republican incumbents were outraised by their Democratic opponents in the past three months, more stark evidence of GOP candidates’ money woes, which continue to expand the number of seats susceptible to Democratic takeover.
Democrats in 56 House districts surpassed Republican incumbents in second-quarter fundraising, according to a POLITICO analysis of the latest Federal Election Commission filings. Sixteen of those House Republicans finished the quarter with less cash in their campaign accounts than Democratic opponents, while no Democratic members lag their Republican challengers in cash.
It’s a financial trend line that has gotten worse for Republican candidates over the past year, even as megadonors pour millions into the House GOP super PAC — a reflection of Democratic intensity that has coursed through the party’s donors and voters since President Donald Trump’s election.
The picture is even grimmer for Republicans in open, battleground districts, where a slew of retirements has put even more seats up for grabs. More than two dozen Democratic candidates in those districts also topped GOP opponents in fundraising, and 19 of those Democrats also led in cash on hand.
Congressional Leadership Fund, the main super PAC backing House Republicans, raised a record $51 million in the second quarter, which some strategists believe will help tilt battleground races their way in the fall. But others see the district-by-district money race as a mirror-image replay of the summer of 2010, when strong Republican fundraising heralded the House GOP wave four months later….