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 TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE 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 FlakeJeffrey (Jeff) Lane FlakeGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Kelly holds double-digit lead over McSally in Arizona: poll Trump asserts his power over Republicans MORE, raised $1.6 million and has $5.1 million in her campaign account, according to Politico.
Connecticut Senate (Democratic Sen. Chris MurphyChristopher (Chris) Scott MurphyState, city education officials press Congress for more COVID-19 funds The Hill’s 12:30 Report: Trump takes victory lap in morning news conference Pelosi demands Trump clarify deployment of unidentified law enforcement in DC MORE)
Murphy raised $1.5 million and ended the year with $7 million cash on hand.
Florida Senate (Democratic Sen. Bill NelsonClarence (Bill) William NelsonNASA, SpaceX and the private-public partnership that caused the flight of the Crew Dragon Lobbying world The most expensive congressional races of the last decade MORE)
Nelson raised $2.4 million and has $8 million cash on hand.
Montana Senate (Democratic Sen. Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterSenate confirms Trump’s watchdog for coronavirus funds Montana barrels toward blockbuster Senate fight The 10 Senate seats most likely to flip MORE)
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.
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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 McCaskillClaire Conner McCaskillMissouri county issues travel advisory for Lake of the Ozarks after Memorial Day parties Senate faces protracted floor fight over judges amid pandemic safety concerns Amash on eyeing presidential bid: ‘Millions of Americans’ want someone other than Trump, Biden MORE)
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 HellerDean Arthur HellerOn The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare Lobbying World Democrats spend big to put Senate in play MORE)
Rep. Jacky RosenJacklyn (Jacky) Sheryl RosenThe Hill’s Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees ‘strong likelihood’ of another relief package; Warner says some businesses ‘may not come back’ at The Hill’s Advancing America’s Economy summit The Hill’s Coronavirus Report: CDC Director Redfield responds to Navarro criticism; Mnuchin and Powell brief Senate panel Hillicon Valley: Experts raise security concerns about online voting | Musk finds supporter in Trump | Officials warn that Chinese hackers targeting COVID-19 research groups MORE (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 BrownSherrod Campbell BrownHillicon Valley: Senators raise concerns over government surveillance of protests | Amazon pauses police use of its facial recognition tech | FBI warns hackers are targeting mobile banking apps Democratic senators raise concerns over government surveillance of protests Some realistic solutions for income inequality MORE)
Brown raised more than $2.6 million and has $9.8 million cash on hand.
Pennsylvania Senate (Democratic Sen. Bob CaseyRobert (Bob) Patrick Casey21 senators urge Pentagon against military use to curb nationwide protests Overnight Health Care: Trump says US ‘terminating’ relationship with WHO | Cuomo: NYC on track to start reopening week of June 8 | COVID-19 workplace complaints surge 10 things to know today about coronavirus MORE Jr.)
Casey raised more than $2.6 million and ended the year with more than $8.6 million cash on hand.
Rep. Lou BarlettaLouis (Lou) James BarlettaBottom Line Ex-GOP congressman to lead group to protect Italian products from tariffs Head of Pennsylvania GOP resigns over alleged explicit texts MORE’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 BlackburnMarsha BlackburnGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police GOP senators dodge on treatment of White House protesters Five things to know about Trump’s legal power under the Insurrection Act MORE (R) put away $2 million in her bid to replace retiring GOP Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerGOP lawmakers stick to Trump amid new criticism Trump asserts his power over Republicans Romney is only GOP senator not on new White House coronavirus task force MORE. She has $4.62 million banked away as well.
Former Rep. Stephen FincherStephen Lee FincherTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan’s Tennessee Senate bid Lamar Alexander’s exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee Tensions on immigration erupt in the House GOP MORE (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 KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Senate panel passes amendment to bar using troops against protesters Defense bill turns into proxy battle over Floyd protests MORE)
Kaine raised $1.5 million and has $9.2 million cash on hand.
West Virginia Senate (Democratic Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinTrump administration seeks to use global aid for nuclear projects Shelley Moore Capito wins Senate primary West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice wins GOP gubernatorial primary MORE)
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 BaldwinTammy Suzanne BaldwinBiden launches program to turn out LGBTQ vote We need a ‘9-1-1’ for mental health — we need ‘9-8-8’ Democrats introduce bill to rein in Trump’s power under Insurrection Act MORE)
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.