Who’s leading the midterm fund raising battle?
October 19, 2018 -- Democratic candidates are outpacing their Republican opponents’ fundraising levels in the most contested 69 seats up for grabs in the House of Representatives, according to the Federal Election Commission.
Democratic candidates are raising more funds from donations than their Republican opponents in a majority of the 69 most competitive House of Representatives races. Some of the biggest earners include two Democratic women – Mikie Sherrill in New Jersey and Amy McGrath in Kentucky.
Many Democratic candidates have raised large sums from multiple small online donations, which they are banking on as a means to make a difference in tight races.
Facing a slew of tough races, Republican leaders have begun pulling money away from some struggling incumbents, particularly those in suburbs where President Trump is unpopular.