Democrats are outraising Republicans across the board this mid-term election cycle, including in the House races, something we haven’t seen since 2010.
Californians head to the polls Tuesday, June 5, and to turn more seats blue, Democrats and their campaign machines are pulling out all the stops.
An influx of money from outside spending groups has goosed TV ad spending this mid-term season with a focus on special elections and contested primaries.
Republicans know they have a fight on their hands to keep control of the House with a narrow majority. And it’s not looking good that to date 14 Democratic challengers have outraised their GOP incumbents while not a single Democratic incumbent faces the same problem, according to cycle-to-date campaign finance data. In fact, nine Democrats have six-figure advantages over their opponents.
As donors, women now account for 31% of all donations—another new record. The growth in donations appears driven by women’s support of Democratic candidates, and particularly, female candidates. Women accounted for 44% of the contributions to female candidates and for 34% of the donations to men, which both reflect historic high points.