Any time a Democratic Senate candidate starts to pass their opponent in early October, it’s cause for celebration. That’s just what happened to Tammy Duckworth, who is leading an intraparty battle in Illinois. Plus, Democrat Amy McGrath is taking it to her opponent in Kentucky. Bernie Sanders is spreading the wealth. So is Beto O’Rourke. And Republicans are saying they must spend money trying to stop them.
Here are the latest tallies of how much has been raised so far by Democratic Senate candidates in the nine states where Senate control is in play this fall. They include races for Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Montana, Nevada and Tennessee.
Because those totals do not include the second half of September, we will update when we get a full, October report, the Federal Election Commission usually releases after Oct. 15. (Campaign finance deadlines are different in all states.)
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So far in October, Senate candidates have raised a total of $80.9 million; the half of September raised more than that.
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The numbers and news site account for candidates’ Federal Election Commission filings. They do not reflect contributions to outside groups.
In the current Senate term, Democratic candidates raised about $23 million less than Republican candidates in total raised through the last week of September. There are now 33 Senate seats on the ballot for Democrats and 33 for Republicans.
Here’s how it breaks down: