The campaign finance reports for the 2nd quarter of the year are now all filed (finally!), and one pattern continues to stand out: almost all Democrats incumbents and challengers have comfortable leads in cash-on-hand totals, and in many cases outraised, Republicans in races in the Toss Up and Lean columns.
As the table below indicates, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly of Indiana has $5.3 million more in the bank than GOP businessman Mike Braun. In West Virginia, Democratic U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin has a cash advantage of $6.3 million to $894,494 over GOP state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey. And, in Missouri, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has a nearly three to one lead in cash on hand over GOP Attorney General Josh Hawley, $6.6 million to $2.3 million, according to pre-primary reports. And, that advantage is after the McCaskill campaign made three general election media buys totaling $5.8 million between July 1 and July 18.
Among the challengers, Democratic U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas had $14 million in the bank as of June 30 compared to $9.3 million
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