The third quarter FEC reports are in and if there is one significant takeaway it’s that several Democratic challengers in some key races outraised Republican incumbents.

Only one Republican challenger, John James in Michigan, outraised a Democratic incumbent. James showed total receipts of $3,093,031 compared to $2,505,229 for U.S. Sen. Gary Peters. If Republicans are looking for a silver lining in this quarter’s FEC reports, it is that while several incumbents were outraised, they still had healthy cash-on-hand advantages over their likely Democratic opponents. The exception is in Arizona where Democrat Mark Kelly has a significant cash-on-hand advantage over GOP U.S. Sen. Martha McSally.

The 3Q reports produced other interesting tidbits.

  • In Alabama, Democratic U.S. Sen. Doug Jones showed $2,020,005 in receipts, but none of his potential GOP challengers raised more than $628,031. GOP U.S. Rep. Bradley Byrne had $2.53 million in the bank, followed by former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville with $1.45 million. Controversial former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore raised just $63,154 and had a paltry $34,190 in the bank as of

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