Enthusiasm (and a sense of urgency) on the left has been a huge help to the fundraising efforts of Democrats up for election this November.
Numbers released by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) reveal that Democrats in both the Senate and the House are drastically outdoing Republicans in GOP-held districts and states where Trump was victorious in 2016.
Nine out of the 10 most vulnerable Democratic senators — all currently serving in Trump states — have already raised over $1 million in just the first three months of this year:
- Claire McCaskill (Missouri) — $3,518,808
- Tammy Baldwin (Wisconsin) — $3,384,794
- Bill Nelson (Florida) — $3,052,745
- Sherrod Brown (Ohio) — $2,765,908
- Bob Casey Jr. (Pennsylvania) — $1,930,584
- John Tester (Montana) — $1,760,798
- Debbie Stabenow — $1,496,639
- Heidi Heitkamp (North Dakota) — $1,391,874
- Joe Donnelly (Indiana) — $1,165,606
- Joe Manchin (West Virginia) — $812,816
Most on the list have raised double what their opponents have raked in so far.
In the House, Democrats are bringing in similar results — they’ve outdone Republicans in 60 GOP-held districts, 43 of which are currently held by Republican incumbents.