Roll Call: Meet the Challengers Who Outraised House Incumbents
October 18, 2017
Roll Call highlights fundraising success for Blue Dog PAC endorsed candidates:
Nearly one year out from the 2018 midterms, challengers outraised nearly 30 percent of the incumbents in competitive races during the third quarter.
Sixteen Republican incumbents in competitive races raised less than their Democratic challengers during the third quarter.
New York Democrat Anthony Brindisi raised nearly twice what freshman GOP Rep. Claudia Tenney raised in the 22nd District. Brindisi, also in his first full quarter, raised $413,000. Tenney only raised $213,000 — less than the $305,000 she raised during the previous quarter.
In Illinois’ 12th District, Democrat Brendan Kelly outraised GOP Rep. Mike Bost by about $97,000.