Members of Congress Fill War Chests for Next Campaign
Posted at 8:55 a.m. on April 15, 2013
Some members of Congress and candidates are reporting strong fundraising during the first quarter of 2013, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) who raised over $600,000. Financial reports from candidates are due today.
Early House filings already show at least seven members of the House raising more than a quarter of a million dollars in the first quarter. Paul Ryan raised $606,616; Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) raised $401,437; Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) raised $317,008; Edwin Perlmutter (D-Colo.) raised $300,214; James Renacci (R-Ohio) raised $290,998; Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) raised $269,844; John Kline (R-Minn.) $257,742. There are many reports still to be filed today.
Katherine Clark, a Democratic candidate in Rep. Edward Markey’s MA-05 district, raised $261,879 and now has $257,095 cash on hand as of 3/31.
Forty House members had over $1 million cash on hand as of the end of 2012 and will probably remain so. These are listed in our Candidate’s $ Leaders page.
Early filings of 2013 first quarter campaign finance activity show ten members of the House of Representatives that have maintained their $1 million cash balance for their next campaign. These include Peter King (R-N.Y.) $2,366,030; Patrick Tiberi (R-Ohio) $1,858,363; Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) $1,580,337; Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) $1,554,976; Clifford Stearns (R-Fla.) $1,537,432; Ted Poe (R-Texas) $1,488,053); Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.) $1,347,751; James Jordan (R-Ohio) $1,057,783; Robert Cramer (D-Ala.) $1,033,094: and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) $1,018,315. There are many reports still to be filed today.
In the Senate, early filings show Sen. Robert Corker (R-Tenn.), who was just re-elected, carried over funds and now has $5,817,596 cash on hand for his 2018 campaign. First quarter reports for Senate campaigns will be slow to become public since they are filed in paper form not filed electronically.
President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2014 budget submission, released last week, includes a “Savings” recommendation for “Senate Campaign Finance Reports Electronic Submission, Federal Election Commission.” See page 176.