Senate campaign fundraising reports roll in
Senate incumbents and challengers are building up their bank accounts for 2018 as the battle for the upper chamber continues to heat up.
The map favors Republicans, who are running against Democratic incumbents in 10 states that President Trump won in 2016, but Democrats are emboldened by an overwhelming lead in generic ballot polling and a string of election victories in late 2017.
Campaigns don’t have to file their end-of-year fundraising reports until Jan. 31, but some figures are already beginning to trickle out.
Here’s a running list of the final quarter of 2017, which covers fundraising from October through the end of December. The Hill will update this list as the fundraising disclosures come in.
Arizona Senate (Open)
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D), who’s running to replace GOP Sen. Jeff Flake, raised $1.6 million and has $5.1 million in her campaign account, according to Politico.
Connecticut Senate (Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy)
Murphy raised $1.5 million and ended the year with $7 million cash on hand.
Florida Senate (Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson)
Nelson raised $2.4 million and has $8 million cash on hand.
Montana Senate (Democratic Sen. Jon Tester)
Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale (R) raised more than $760,000 since announcing in early August, but did not specifically provide how much he brought in during the fourth quarter. The campaign also didn’t provide a cash on hand total.
Former Montana District Court Judge Russell Fagg (R) raised $615,000 in the final quarter, but did not provide his cash on hand total.
Missouri Senate (Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill)
McCaskill, considered one of the most vulnerable Senate Democrats on the ballot, raised nearly $2.94 million, and has more than $9 million in her campaign account.
State Attorney General Josh Hawley, the top GOP contender in the race, raised $958,000 in the final quarter of 2017, bringing his cash on hand to about $1.2 million.
Nevada Senate (Republican Sen. Dean Heller)
Rep. Jacky Rosen (D), who’s running to unseat Heller, raised $1.56 million in the final quarter of 2017 and has $1.8 million cash on hand.
Heller brought in $821,000 to close the year and now has $4.2 million banked away for his reelection effort.
Ohio Senate (Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown)
Brown raised more than $2.6 million and has $9.8 million cash on hand.
Pennsylvania Senate (Democratic Sen. Bob Casey Jr.)
Casey raised more than $2.6 million and ended the year with more than $8.6 million cash on hand.
Rep. Lou Barletta’s (R) campaign said he raised $1 million in his four months as a candidate, but did not specifically provide how much he brought in during the fourth quarter. He has $1 million cash on hand.
Tennessee Senate (Open)
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R) put away $2 million in her bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Bob Corker. She has $4.62 million banked away as well.
Former Rep. Stephen Fincher (R) raised $1.45 million for his primary bid against Blackburn, ending the year with $3.7 million on hand.
Virginia Senate (Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine)
Kaine raised $1.5 million and has $9.2 million cash on hand.
West Virginia Senate (Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin)
State Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R), who’s running in a crowded GOP primary, raised more than $737,000 and has more than $1.1 million cash on hand.
Wisconsin Senate (Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin)
Baldwin raised more than $2.8 million and ended the year with $7 million in the bank.
State Sen. Leah Vukmir (R) raised more than $400,000. Her campaign didn’t provide her cash on hand total.
Republican Kevin Nicholson, a Marine veteran and businessman, raised $800,000 for his Senate bid and has about $500,000 in cash on hand.
Updated on Jan. 31 at 10:04 a.m.
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