Political Analyst: Money is favoring Dems ahead of midterms

Political analyst Bill Schneider said on Wednesday that Democrats were benefitting from increased fundraising ahead of the 2018 midterm elections. 

"You're seeing money favoring the Democrats. That's very unusual," Schneider, a professor at George Mason University, told Hill.TV's Joe Concha on "What America's Thinking." 

"Democrats are raising a lot more money even than Republicans incumbents, and in race after race, the Democrats have the money to advertise, they have the money to travel," he continued."This is an unusual situation where people are literally throwing money at the Democratic candidates."

The Center for Responsive Politics found that Democratic House candidates have raised $620 million during the campaign, while Republicans have raised $470 million in the same time frame.

Democratic candidates for the Senate have also raised more money, garnering  $368 million during the campaign. 

Senate Republican candidates have raised $258 million. 

Democrats are hoping to win back the House in November, though winning back the Senate could prove to a bigger challenge given that Democrats must defend 10 seats won by Trump in 2016.  

— Julia Manchester