Vulnerable Senate Dems have big cash advantages

Vulnerable Senate Dems have big cash advantages
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All 10 Democratic senators running for reelection in states President TrumpDonald TrumpMark Walker to stay in North Carolina Senate race Judge lays out schedule for Eastman to speed up records processing for Jan. 6 panel Michael Avenatti cross-examines Stormy Daniels in his own fraud trial MORE won in the 2016 election have outraised their opponents thus far, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) data. 

Talking Points Memo reported that most of those 10 Democrats have at least doubled the fundraising totals of their Republican opponents.


In addition, half of those Democrats have at least four times as much cash on hand as their top-funded Republican challenger.

The Democrats facing difficult 2018 midterms include Sens. Tammy BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinN95 distribution plan could imperil small US mask makers Biden stiff arms progressives on the Postal Service Overnight Energy & Environment — Lummis holds up Biden EPA picks MORE (Wis.), Joe ManchinJoe ManchinOvernight Health Care — ObamaCare gets record numbers On The Money — Economy had post-recession growth in 2021 Progressives apply pressure on Biden, Senate to pass Build Back Better MORE (W.Va.), Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownSenate Democrats urge Biden to get beefed-up child tax credit into spending deal N95 distribution plan could imperil small US mask makers Biden's year two won't be about bipartisanship  MORE (Ohio), Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick CaseyOn the Money — Inflation hits highest level in decades Pressures aligning on Biden, Democrats to forgive student loans Senate Democrats grow less confident in Manchin MORE Jr. (Pa.), Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSwing-state voters concerned about Build Back Better's impact on inflation: poll Fiscal spending deadline nears while lawmakers face pressure to strike deal Conservative group rolls out .5 million ad buy pressuring Manchin, Tester to oppose Build Back Better MORE (Mont.), Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonJames Webb telescope reaches final destination a million miles from Earth Overnight Energy & Environment — Earth records its hottest years ever Global temperatures in past seven years hottest ever observed, new data show MORE (Fla.), Joe DonnellyJoseph (Joe) Simon DonnellySenate set for muted battle over Breyer successor Former Sen. Donnelly confirmed as Vatican ambassador Biden to have audience with pope, attend G20 summit MORE (Ind.), Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowMichigan Republican John James 'strongly considering' House run Updated reconciliation text includes electric vehicle tax credit opposed by Manchin Stabenow calls for expansion of school mental health services MORE (Mich.), Heidi HeitkampMary (Heidi) Kathryn HeitkampDemocratic ex-senators join pro-gas organization 11 former Democratic senators call for 'meaningful reform to Senate rules' Harry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate majority leader, dies MORE (N.D.) and Claire McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillSenate set for muted battle over Breyer successor Biden, lawmakers mourn Harry Reid Harry Reid, political pugilist and longtime Senate majority leader, dies MORE (Mo.).

McCaskill enjoys the widest gap in funding, with $11.2 million in her campaign account compared to Republican hopeful Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley’s $2.1 million.

Tester and Casey also have multimillion-dollar advantages in total funding over their GOP opponents, according to the data.

McCaskill, Donnelly, Nelson and Heitkamp are considered among the most vulnerable Democrats  in the Senate heading into the November midterm elections. Democrats are hoping to take back control of the House, but face a more difficult path to earn majority control of the Senate. 

Democrats have gathered momentum in recent months by winning a series of local and state special elections while posting significant fundraising totals.